Guimaro Ribeira Sacra Mencia 'Camino Real' Tinto 2017

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Meaning ‘rebel’ in local Gallego dialect, Guimaro was founded in 1991 by Pedro Rodriguez, a practicing organic farmer in Galicia. The winery’s Mencia grows on old vines, keeping yields naturally low, giving way to concentrated, juicy fruit. Fruit for ‘Camino Real’ comes from a 6-hectare plot of 40 to 60-year-old vines dominated by Mencia, with other indigenous varieties peppered in. All grapes are hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented together with 100% whole clusters in oak, followed by a 40-day maceration. The wine is half-aged in foudre and half-aged in barrel for about one year.