Envinate Lousas Parcela Seoane Mencia 2018

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

Limit six bottles per person.

The vines are over 80 years old, and in all these vineyards the dominant grape is Mencía; but there's always a filed blend, and in this case, it includes perhaps 5% Merenzao, Brancellao and Alicante Bouschet. The soils are mostly gneiss with mica and quartz. It fermented with 100% full clusters in open plastic bins, without temperature control, with indigenous yeasts and soft punch-downs with the hands, like they were massaging the cap. Malolactic was in a 350-liter and a 500-liter oak barrel, and the wine matured with the lees in barrel for 12 months without racking.

It started a little closed and took some time to take off. I had the wine in the glass for a good hour and a half, and the development of aromas was unbelievable. The wine is super perfumed and nuanced, with a different twist, blood orange and a touch of curry/exotic spices. The palate reveals very fine and subtle minerality, great focus and symmetry, land it's long, vibrant and fresh and super tasty. Without a doubt, this is the finest Seoane to date