Cume do Avia "Colleita 6" Tinto 2018


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  • We love a crazy idea that makes some magic! And that is just why we love the wines from the brothers behind Cume do Avia. After inheriting land from their grandparents they went off to explore planting 13 different grape varietals on terraced plots of various types of granite. The farming is certified organic, biodynamic when possible. Have you noticed that their wines don’t have the official DO Ribeiro stamp on them? That’s because they don’t acidify and also because their ABV is “too low” to be approved (11%). The blend here is 40% Caiño Longo, 34% Sousón, 26% Brancellao all co-fermented, with some whole-cluster in there and manual push-downs too, and aged in a 100+ year old Chestnut foudre. Taste is clean, bright, and lively. Light-bodied with a slightly mineral core. Floral and aromatic. We love this with a chill, and paired with grilled smoky pulpo, or even just on its own. Goes down a little too quickly, if you know what we mean!