£13.81/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Albamar Fusco 2019
|Alcohol content i||12.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2019|
A few years ago, the untiring and popular winemaker Xurxo Alba who runs the family winery, Bodegas Albamar, decided to produce a red wine in a location away from the winery's usual home in Rias Baixas. His chosen site was La Chantada, the coolest area in the Ribeira Sacra mountains. And, of course, the result was an extraordinary wine, as good as the ones they usually make in their beloved hometown of Cambados. An honest, fresh, silky and pure wine with no wood.
Although it is produced in inland Galicia, away from the sea, Fusco still holds onto Atlantic sensations and offers something of a marine freshness. Its vines are between 30 and 40 years old, planted on spectacular terraces to overcome the steep slopes of the hillsides. Xurxo Alba is rightly praised for carrying out a bare minimum of intervention in his winemaking processes, showing an utmost respect for the terroir and this is clearly seen in his wines. Harvested and destemmed, grapes are fermented with wild yeasts so the wine can then stand on its lees in stainless steel tanks for months. Xurxo uses his technical experience and know-how to control the wine throughout the process — a control carried out by accompanying the wine rather than by constant intervention.
The final result? A light and slightly spicey wine, full of character and boasting a well-defined personality. Opening a bottle of Fusco is like opening a window to enjoy the mountain views, feel the breeze on your face and breathe in fresh air. A wine of landscape and fruit, a simple yet unbeatable combination. An unconventional but seductive wine, its shy presentation gives way to a fruity drink with a deliciously bitter farewell. Fusco is a gift for the tastebuds, and delights the nose with aromas of plum skins and orange peel before a saline minerality and fine hint of smoke mix with just the right amount of tannins.
Grilled meat / Braised vegetables / Oily fish
- Vine age:Between 30 and 40 years
- Soil:Granit / Clay
- Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
- Yields:Low yields
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 13ºC and 15ºC
- Decanting:Decanting isn't required
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022
- ViewCherry red / Purplish glints
- Bouquet:Red fruit / Floral notes / Balsamic aromas / Spices
- Mouth:Light / Fresh / Well-integrated acidity / Flavoursome
Un vino fácil de beber
Un Mencía joven típico, fresco, fácil de beber. Un vino que vale para acompañar platos de verdura, carne o pescado. Un buen vino para todos los días.
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