RIBEIRA SACRA TINTO JOVEN, CASTRO CANDAZ
APPELLATION: Ribeira Sacra
VARIETY/BLEND: Mencia-based blend
FERMENTATION: fermented with whole clusters in foudre
AGEING: a combination of foudre and 500L used barrels
This Mencía-based red blend opens with aromas of red fruits and tobacco that lead to a palate full of blackberry, violet, pomegranate, raspberry, and spices.
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.