Tolo Do Xisto Mencia Old Vines Ribeira Sacra 2016
A journey to the Atlantic. This joint winemaking project between winemaker Andrea Obenza and Coca I Fitó in the DO Ribeira Sacra began in 2013. The Galician name which christens this project means “mad about slate”, tries to define the effort involved and the love for the land which are much needed when making wines in this area. It is a spectacular landscape of river gorges along the river Sil, where vineyards cling to the slate.
Red wine with barrel ageing made in DO Ribeira Sacra from the Mencía varietal. The wine is made with the idea of conveying the mineral essence of the area by blending grapes from different schist soils found on the banks of the Sil River. An Atlantic wine, mineral, saline, aromatic, excellent acidity, tart fruits, soft tannins, herbaceous notes and sweet and savoury spices. The result is a delicate wine with excellent length.