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Cortezada

Fedellos do Couto

Cortezada Bottle
Appellation
Galicia
Variety
Mencia
Age of Vines
15
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 decomposed schist slope 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 a subtle, elegant version of Mencia that is floral and refined rather than burly and extracted.

Ratings & Reviews

93+

2018 Cortezada

Source: WA

92

2017 Cortezada

Source: VM

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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