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Finca Viñoa, Ribeiro Blanco V 2016

£12.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SPVI0016B

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Finca Viñoa is produced with utmost care and respect for the integrity of the fruit and the unique site from which it originates. The vinification is pure, clean and free from over manipulation. Maturation on the lees for 7 months in stainless steel endows the wine with fine mid-palate richness that offsets perfectly its innate, reverberating vibrancy.

About the producer

José Gonzalez and his brother Javier have worked hard to restore the extinct 10 hectares of vineyards in the Avia River Valley, in Ribeiro. These vineyards are located in the northernmost part of the Ribeiro DO on a series of twenty dramatic terraces, lying at between 150m and 400m elevation. The terraces themselves are breath-taking – here you will find a combination of the ancient “socalcos” (terraces), as well as some slopes that have called for significant engineering and a great deal of hard graft, in order to rebuild and stabilize them. The resulting wine, based on the indigenous Treixadura variety, is a pure, mineral expression of the granite and slate soils and freshness from this fascinating, magnificent terroir.

Respecting traditional winemaking techniques and using the indigenous grape varietals, Treixadura, Godello, Albariño and Loureira, the brothers, together with winemaker José Manuel Martínez Juste, craft an exceptional dry white wine. Finca Viñoa is produced with utmost care and respect for the integrity of the fruit and the unique site from which it originates. The vinification is pure, clean and free from over manipulation. Maturation on the lees for 7 months in stainless steel endows the wine with fine mid-palate richness that offsets perfectly its innate, reverberating vibrancy.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

The 2016 Finca Viñoa feels a little ripe and advanced for its age. It's usually a similar blend of Treixadura (90%), Albariño (5%), Godello (3%) and Loureiro (2%) from the property known as Finca Viñoa in the village of Carballiño. It is fermented in stainless steel and matured in contact with the lees for seven months before bottling. It's quite straightforward and fresh, with simple white fruit and a pleasant palate. 50,000 bottles produced. ( Luis Gutiérrez) Points: 87. Issue Date: 31/08/2017

Decanter Magazine (decanter.com):

Finca Viñoa is a 10ha farm growing Treixadura, Godello and Albariño. The vineyards are on terraced plots of granite and schist soils at altitudes of between 150m and 325m. In 2001, José and Javier González decided to resurrect vines in Ribeiro’s Avia Valley and in 2003 bought this farm, from which the winery takes its name. Their first vintage was in 2011, producing 10,000 bottles. Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW: Great balance, intertwining approachability and complexity. Long and complex with citrus and white fruits with some herbal notes. Sarah Jane Evans MW: Ripe and fleshy wine that is wonderfully complex with a citrus edge, making it deliciously zesty. A hint of minerality and a floral character too. The length goes on and on. Beth Willard: This is saline and fresh with great minerality combined with tropical fruit and a rich and creamy texture. It is weighty but very balanced, and the ripe fruit makes for a very appealing wine. (Blind tasted by Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Beth Willard). Date Tasted: 20/10/2017

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