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Cortezada

Fedellos do Couto

Cortezada Bottle
Appellation
Galicia
Variety
Mencia
Age of Vines
15-70
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Sandy schist
Altitude
350 – 500 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in tank and plastic fermentation bins, pigeage, 40-60 day maceration
Aging
10 months in concrete tank, foudre and neutral 300-500L French oak barrels

Overview

Cortezada is a terraced vineyard located in Ribeira do Sil on a slope of decomposed schist close to Pazo do Couto. Made entirely from Mencia, it is fermented in tank and small plastic fermentation bins. Only natural yeasts are used for fermentation and a long, gentle maceration with pigeage is followed by aging in concrete, foudre and French oak barrels – the percentage of each dictated by the vintage. All these steps ensure an subtle, elegant version of Mencia that is floral and refined rather than burly and extracted.

Ratings & Reviews

93+

2018 Cortezada

Source: WA

93+

2017 Cortezada

Source: WA

93

2016 Cortezada

Source: WA

93+

2015 Cortezada

Source: WA

93+

2014 Cortezada

Source: WA

Galicia, Spain
  • Location
    Galicia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Galicia
  • Proprietor
    Luis Taboada
  • Winemaker
    Curro Barreño & Jesús Olivares
  • Size / Elevation
    5.5 hectares / 350-750 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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