Quinta da Muradella Candea Tinto 2016

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Regular Price: $37.00

Special Price $29.60

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

As per the Blanco, the Candea Tinto fruit is sourced from the Monterrei vineyards of a Mateo's great friend, and now collaborator, Juan Jose Vilela. This is a fleshy, juicy blend based on Mencía, with a coterie of other local grape varieties-including Garnacha Tintorera, Mouratón and Arauxa (Tempranillo)-all sourced from mature vines rooted at 400-450m above sea level. All the ferments were wild, and included roughly one-third whole bunch influence. Most of the maturation was carried out in stainless steel. PWS

The red 2016 Candea Tinto is an easy-drinking, unoaked and fruit-driven blend of multiple grape varieties-Mencía, Arauxa, Garnacha Tintorera and Mouratón-from different vineyards in the village of Tamagos plus a little bit of Alicante Bouschet and Mouratón from 70-year-old vines. It fermented with one-third full clusters and indigenous yeasts and was kept in stainless steel for one year before it was bottled. This is much better than the 2015-sharper, more focused, more austere. It's still young and undeveloped, but it's serious while at the same time easy to drink. Truly outstanding for the price. LUIS GUTIERREZ  The Wine Advocate