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Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018

Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado


Raúl Pérez and Rodrigo Méndez are two good friends and wine growers in the north-west of Spain who h...

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0.75 L - 2018


Raúl Pérez and Rodrigo Méndez are two good friends and wine growers in the north-west of Spain who have contributed in a very big way to positioning the wines of these regions among Spain's best. They both started out in the wine world in their respective family wineries, but circumstances and their own enthusiasm soon led them to set up individual projects which won over international critics almost straightaway. The Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado combines the expertise of both winemakers with the fine merits of the Mencia grape in the Ribeira Sacra so as to deliver an intimate, thrilling and captivating wine.

Castro Candaz, originally the name of a medieval fortress located in Chantada, is the new project Raúl and Rodrigo have embarked upon in Lugo's granite and slate soils. The Chantada is a cool area where they intend to create wines with a Burgundy profile that prove sensational due to their subtlety. Production runs are very limited (around 4,000 bottles) for the time being, but the quality of the wines has surprised even the creators themselves.

Finca el Curvado, a red made primarily from grapes of the Mencía variety, whose whole clusters ferment in large oak tanks, is the result of a short and gentle wine-making process that's not looking for extraction but balance and elegance. With low density, it has an aromatic and ethereal nose, dominated by clear-cut aromas of Morello cherries, flowers and smoke. The palate is light, refreshing and subtle, with vibrant acidity that takes the wine right the way through; the oak is only just discernible, without daring to hinder the flow of fresh fruit. Its delicate tannins caress the palate, whilst via the retronasal passage there appear balsamic aromas of scrub and hints of fungi and charcoal. Its finish is fresh and lively, knowingly special.

Food pairing

Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Stuffed aubergines / Grilled tuna


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Mark Temple (01/01/2020) - Vintage 2017

Delicious and great value, as ever

One of my favourite wines in this pruce bracket, where it represents superb vakue year aftee year. Beautiful balance and food friendliness, delicious ripe Riveura Sacra fruit but always with that vein of steely acidity. Una apuesta segura!

by: Alex (12/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

Tart slightly underripe red fruit and wet earthiness. Nice acidity and length

This was drank in October 2019 and was drinking well but would love to revisit this in a few more years!

by: Bjorn Geijerstam (26/12/2017) - Vintage 2014

Very interesting wine from Ribeira Sacra

This is the second wine I have tried from Ribeira Sacra and it make me want to try out even more.I feel the mencia grape is softer and smoother here than in Bierzo.

by: Antonio G Gallego Mariño. (10/07/2017) - Vintage 2014

Rico, rico y fácil de beber

Granate de toques rosados. Brillante y atractivo, de capa baja. De intenso frescor. Combina toques de fruta roja junto a notas vegetales. Rico, rico ,de fondo balsámico y finos aromas mentolados, ligero. Se muestra fresco y se bebe muy fácil.

by: Jose (22/03/2017) - Vintage 2013

Fresco y equilibrado

Esta ha sido mi primera experiencia con un vino de Riberia Sacra y he de decir que no hemos conectado. Es un vino suave, fresco y equilibrado, con curiosas notas de humo en sus aromas, pero en relación calidad-precio creo que no está ajustado.