Nose: A layered fragrant blend highlighting notes of violet, black fruits, figs and plums, combined with subtle hints of black pepper and mineral tones.
Palate: Elegant and expansive on the palate, offering fine tannins with a balancing freshness. The rich yet vibrant finish is wonderfully intense and long.
Vinification: Xosé Lois Sebio has produced this stunning eponymous collection of wines as a result of a personal quest: to find wines with unique personality from more risky processing zones, and with a very marked identity. This original and quirky range is made from high quality grapes in areas which are often neglected or simply different: vineyards that are difficult to farm due to the high costs of conventional viticulture. Away from fashions and conventions, the sole intention is to respect and express the soil, variety and area; producing wines with soul and personality. The wines are vinified with minimal intervention and low sulphur. These are collectible wines for lovers of the authentic and different.
Vinification took place in open tanks of 1,500 litres. A pre fermentation cold soak lasted one week, prior to fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was gently pressed in a manual screw press. Only the lots with the sweetest, ripest tannins and fruit forward flavors were extracted. The wine started malolactic fermentation in tank, which was completed in barrel. The blend was aged for 14 months in 500 liter barrels of third fill.
Recommended Food Pairing: Grilled lamb with herb-roasted root vegetables.
Xose Lois Sebio Viños de Encostas Super Héroe 2015