Ribeira Sacra Tinto, ‘Finca Meixeman’, Adegas Guimaro
From a single 1.2 ha plot -facing south-east- of 70 year old Mencía vines planted on schist at 400-450 meters. This is the original family-owned vineyard that helped the Rodriguez’s create theiradega. The cuvee gets a unique vinification with foot-treading, partial whole cluster fermentation in open top cono, long maceration on the skins andraspónes, and aging for 12-14 months in old 225 liter French oak. With a core of kirsch-like red fruit, spices, and minerals, this is a serious wine to pair with wild game, offal, braises, stews, roasted or grilled meats. 700 cases (6 packs) produced.
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Press & Reviews
The first of the single-vineyard reds is the 2012 Finca Meixemán a blend of Mencía with some 20% of many other red grapes, Caíño, Sousón, Brancellao, Merenzao (Trousseau), Negreda , Garnacha Tintorera and Mouratón form 70 year old vines on granite and slate soils. 40% of full clusters and the rest of un-crushed grapes were used for the fermentation with a long cuvaison. The wine was transferred to 500- and 225-liter used oak barrels where it completed fermentation at it's own pace. As with most of the great wines, the wood is not noticeable. It has an intoxicating nose of flowers and ripe red fruit, very open with an approachable palate with very fine tannins and good acidity. It has great elegance with some incipient complexity. 5,000 bottles were produced.