Candea 2016 Tinto, Monterrei DO
Item Number: 13678
Sub Region: Monterrei
Appellation/AVA: Monterrei DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 25% Mencia / 25% Bastardo / 25% Garnacha Tintorera / 25% Arauxa (Tempranillo)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and river rock
Elevation: 1,378 feet
Case Production: 555
Vineyard Notes: The Candea Tinto is crafted entirely from indigenous varieties in Monterrei, the warmest and driest appellation of Galicia. The climate is Atlantic (cold and wet) with a Continental influence (hot and dry summers with cold winters). Average yearly rainfall for Monterrei is 23 inches.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are skin macerated for 30 days. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The wine is aged in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, the Candea Tinto is a radiant shade of bright garnet. On the nose, sour cherry and cranberry yield to candied violet, iron and a note of gaminess. On the palate, medium bodied and light on its feet. Bright red cherry and raspberry fruit notes with impressive concentration and clarity lead to a savory finish of white pepper and wet stone.
Pairing Notes: The minerality and freshness of Candea Tinto make it a versatile pair. Grilled salmon, roasted poultry and charcuterie are all right in the wheelhouse for this savory, red-fruited wine.