Fedellos loosely translates as "Brats", and Couto refers to the 12th century manor in Ribeira Sacra at the heart of the vineyards. It's a young project, started in 2013 by Luis Taboada (whose family has owned the Couto manor for generations), and winemakers Curro Barreño and Jesús Olivares. They lease 4 hectares of vineyards which are farmed organically and worked by hand - you couldn't do otherwise on these steep terraces! The vines are planted on terraces along the steep slopes of the rivers Sil and Bibei, with a myriad of grape varieties, altitudes, and expositions. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and whole bunches, at low temperatures to favour a gentle extraction of colour and phenolics. All the wines share an Atlantic freshness and a slatey minerality that make these wines unmistakably Galician.
Fedellos Do Couto Lomba dos Ares 2016
Nice intensity nose with notes of red fruits, orange peel, violets and cedar. It is very fresh in the mouth, showing a lot of finesse. This wine is sourced from an old vineyard on the slopes of the Bibei river, at 750 metres above sea level and planted with a variety of Galician grapes – Mencía, Mouratón, Garnacha Tintorera, Caiño, Bastardo. Fermented in Stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and whole bunches, at low temperatures. Aged in large old oak demi-muids.
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- 13 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Caino de Terra, Grenache (Garnacha/Cannonau), Mencia (Jaen), Tempranillo (Tinto Fino / Tinto Roriz / Tinto de Toro), Trousseau / Bastardo