Alberto Nanclares - 2018 - Minato de Rana Tinto Rustico - 750 ml.
Spain - Galicia - Ribeira Sacra
Mencia - Garnacha Tintorera - Godello
Natural - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
Miñato de Raña comes from a very steep, south-facing vineyard (named “A Raña”) of centenarian vines grown on granite soils. After a complicated growing season with hot and cold spikes, hand-harvesting took place on Sept. 24th. Grapes were foot-trodden whole cluster and fermented in two 600L open-top barrels with 20 days maceration. The wine was then pressed into used 500L French barrels for malolactic fermentation, and raised for 9 months without racking; bottling is without clarification or filtration and only judicious levels of SO2 were added. This is “Volnay” meets “Cote de Brouilly” - super fresh, focused, with red fruits and wild aromatics of flowers and herbs. Delicious now, this should age well over the next 5-7 years.