10/23/2012

Régoa 2008

Producer: Régoa CB
Wine Name: Régoa
Type: Red
Wine Region/ Appellation: Ribeira Sacra
Vintage: 2008
Grape varieties: 90% Mencía 10% Alvarello (Brancellao)
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Guide Price: 15 €


Our Rating: +++++^ (5+)



About the area

See previous post about Ribeira Sacra in here.

About the wine

José María Prieto- vigneron in Régoa C.B.- gets the most out of its vineyards exceptional conditions in the heart of Amandi area. Eleven hectares of terraced crops on a southfacing 80% slope meet River Sil at its bottom.

These conditions, together with soil quality (well drained, chalky and sandy) and suitable climate make up the necessary "terroir" that develops a splendid wine.

Grapes are harvested according to its phenolic maturation. Then they are fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 12 months in a 5000 Litre 3-year-old French oak cask.

Tasting

Deep red hue with a purple-blue rim.

Shy nose at first. Best left open for at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Blackberry, cinnamon, lead, and fennel scents. Growing honey scent at last. 

Remarkable balance on the palate combining power, warmth and freshness. Go od acidity, astringent and young tannins. A wine showcasing fruit and spice aromas. A crunchy wine due to its fresh vintage. Will improve over the next five years.

Great pairing with rice & rabbit, meat pie or grilled steak.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mariano.
    I just have tried Régoa TN 2007, the superior step of the estate. Really great wine, and much better with a difference of 2 year between bottles.
    I must taste this basic.
    Bye.

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  2. Hello S.

    In my opinion TN probably needs two years more bottled. Too much wood for me now.

    Please try this vintage of the basic, the best one tasted until now.

    See you

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