2014 Fedellos do Couto Bastarda, Ribeira Sacra (750ml)

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Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub-Region: Ribeira Sacra
Grape Varietal: Trousseau
Review Score: 92WA

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There's also an elegant varietal Trousseau named with the local name of the red Jura grape, 2014 Bastarda, a mixture of grapes from Ribas do Sil and Bibei zones within Ribeira Sacra. As with all their wines, it fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in well-seasoned 500-liter French oak barrels. Despite the 'normal' and dry harvest the wine only reached 11.8% alcohol. As in 2013, this wine is not part of the appellation. There is a strong vegetal strike, it reminded me more of a Cabernet Franc than a Trousseau, spicy and earthy, less varietal than other Merenzaos. The palate is sharp as a knife, with vibrant acidity and a long finish, where the acid berries and leafy flavors linger on your tongue for a long time. 1,500 bottles were filled in November 2015.

92 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)