Ribas Del Cúa, Joven, Mencia, 2022, Bierzo, Spain

Producer Profile

Ribas del Cúa is a family winery that began its journey in the late 1980s.

With great effort, more than 250 small farms were brought together on the banks of the Cúa River, in the middle of the Camino de Santiago as it passes through Cacabelos, until grouping 60 hectares into a single plot: Finca Robledo.

The women of the family have taken the reins of management, giving a more modern and current image, without departing from the philosophy that gave rise to the company: tradition and modernity.

With the collaboration of Ana Martín, the new family generation, always at the foot of the vineyard, continues to bet on the care of the vine and the land, on the contemporary and the traditional as the basis of our success.

Viticulture

Finca Robledo extends around the winery, forming an extension of 60 hectares, where the Mencía variety, a native grape from the El Bierzo region, occupies most of the plantation area. Other varieties such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot complete a unique terrain that offers the best conditions for growing quality grapes.

Its favourable northern orientation lengthens the vine’s vegetative cycle in a relatively warm area, which allows us to obtain more aromatic and fresh wines, endowed with a longer life in the bottle.

Their vineyard sits on a very deep alluvial soil, with abundant boulders that are very suitable to produce exquisite wines.

Harvesting begins when the grapes are at the precise moment of maturity. In this way, thanks to the exhaustive control to which it is subjected throughout the vegetative period, to the selection in the field and the speed with which the harvest is carried out, it allows them to obtain a harvest with the optimum quality and degree.

Winemaking

Starting from a rigorously controlled and selected vintage in the vineyard, this red wine was produced using the whole grain fermentation technique, as a system to obtain the maximum possible fruit expression. The berries are pressed before the drained must finishes the alcoholic fermentation and continues along with the must from the whole pressed grains.

All this process is carried out at a low fermentation temperature and is refined with a gentle clarification and stabilization of the wine before bottling.

Tasting Note

This wine has a beautiful cherry red colour with violet tones. On the nose it offers great aromatic intensity, dominated by the series of red fruits (raspberries, cassis, and currant) and black fruits (blackberry and cherry), as well as tropical fruits (banana and pineapple), preserving the vegetal character of the Mencía variety. On the palate it is very pleasant, fresh, balanced, unctuous and long, with a very intense aromatic finish of fruit salad.

Goes well with

Patatas Bravas.

Cellaring

Best drunk when young.

 

 

Features

Varieties: Mencia 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Bierzo
Vintage: 2022
vegansustainable

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    Weight 1 kg