Adega Algueira Ribeira Sacra Risco 2015

Other Red Wines from Ribeira Sacra, Spain
WA 93
PG 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 702269

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750ml
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93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "Like the Brancellao varietal bottling, the Merenzao varietal bottling has also been renamed and is now the 2015 Risco. Merenzao is the same grape variety as Trousseau and is also is found under different names in Galicia (Bastardo, Maria Ordoña). In addition to the varietal characteristics of a light and fragrant red, it also has a creamy touch with a hint of sweet spices, perhaps from its 13 months in oak. 2015 was a warm and ripe year, and this has notes of red cherries that achieved good ripeness; it's a little more Mediterranean than other years. The palate is juicy, with clout but keeping its freshness, with fine tannins, quite drinkable and pleasant. (Feb 2019)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(merenzao). Colour: light cherry. Nose: fragrant herbs, balsamic herbs, fruit preserve, characterful. Palate: fruity, fine bitter notes, fruity aftertaste. (2019)"

Producer notes: "Algueira Risco is a wine created 100% with the autochthonous variety Merenzao from various plots with orientations to the southwest. Depending on the vintage, it is made with a percentage of scrap (grape crushed on foot), steel and French oak. Very short macerations and aging time around 12 months in French oak barrels of 225 liters. The delicacy of this wine begins to show in the visual phase, with a very low layer of cherry color. In the olfactory part, the pomace, the cherry or even the cherry liqueur with evident balsamic notes (cedar and nutmeg) predominate. On the palate, its aromatic delicacy deceives us, since it leaves us a balanced, almost silky step, with a very ripe tannin and a crispy finish."
93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "Like the Brancellao varietal bottling, the Merenzao varietal bottling has also been renamed and is now the 2015 Risco. Merenzao is the same grape variety as Trousseau and is also is found under different names in Galicia (Bastardo, Maria Ordoña). In addition to the varietal characteristics of a light and fragrant red, it also has a creamy touch with a hint of sweet spices, perhaps from its 13 months in oak. 2015 was a warm and ripe year, and this has notes of red cherries that achieved good ripeness; it's a little more Mediterranean than other years. The palate is juicy, with clout but keeping its freshness, with fine tannins, quite drinkable and pleasant. (Feb 2019)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(merenzao). Colour: light cherry. Nose: fragrant herbs, balsamic herbs, fruit preserve, characterful. Palate: fruity, fine bitter notes, fruity aftertaste. (2019)"

Producer notes: "Algueira Risco is a wine created 100% with the autochthonous variety Merenzao from various plots with orientations to the southwest. Depending on the vintage, it is made with a percentage of scrap (grape crushed on foot), steel and French oak. Very short macerations and aging time around 12 months in French oak barrels of 225 liters. The delicacy of this wine begins to show in the visual phase, with a very low layer of cherry color. In the olfactory part, the pomace, the cherry or even the cherry liqueur with evident balsamic notes (cedar and nutmeg) predominate. On the palate, its aromatic delicacy deceives us, since it leaves us a balanced, almost silky step, with a very ripe tannin and a crispy finish."
Product SKU 702269
Producer Adega Algueira
Country Spain
Region Ribeira Sacra
Varietal Other Red Wines
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 100% Merenzao
ABV 13.0%
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