£17.29/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018
|Alcohol content i||13.0%|
|Bottle size and vintage||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.
Grilled tuna / Stuffed aubergines / Rabbit lamb with fine herbs
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
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: 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: Jan (23 Feb) - Vintage 2018
Casto Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018
It's the first time I have tried this wine from Ribeira Sacra - the wine is 100% Mencia grape. Very nice and light wine - almost like a Pinot Noirby: Jean-Pierre Garnier (18 Feb) - Vintage 2018
Une bonne alternative au pinot noir
Ce mensia ne ressemble pas aux vins du Bierzo, plus lourds, et pourrait intriguer les amateurs de pinot noir...by: Xavier Berard (26 Jul) - Vintage 2017
Certainement pas mon Mencia préféré
J'ai acheté une bouteille de Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2017 et une de 2018. Je note ici le 2017. Ayant gouté des Mencia de Ribeira Sacra auparavant de chez Silice Viticultores, Dominio de Bibei et Mar de Envero, j'ai été un peu déçu par le Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado qui jouit néanmoins de bonnes critiques et de la réputation de Raúl Pérez. Sans doute a-t-il plus de corps mais moins d'équilibre que les vins précedemment cités. Je l'ai bu décante après l'avoir laIssé reposé deux heures, mais peut-être l'ai-je bu trop jeune ?