FINCA EL CURVADO, CASTRO CANDAZ
APPELLATION: Ribeira Sacra
VARIETY/BLEND: Mencia-based blend
SOILS: Granite with schist and some slate
ALTITUDE: 200-270m a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: Whole cluster fermentation in large oak vats.
AGEING: 30-day maceration followed by one year of aging in 1500-liter foudre and 500-liter neutral barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Castro Candaz is the small, common project of Raul Perez, Spain top oenologist, and Rodri Mendez (Forjas del Salnés, in Rias Baixas).They want to produce lighter wines (not more than 13° of alcohol) by harvesting sooner. Cuvées for those who like elegant Burgundy-style wines.