Fedellos do Couto Cortezada
Region: Ribeira Sacra
Fedellos do Couto is a winemaking project started in 2013 by Luis Taboada (whose family has owned the Couto manor for generations), and winemakers Curro Barreño and Jesús Olivares. They lease 4 hectares of vineyards which are farmed organically and worked by hand - you couldn't do otherwise on these steep terraces! The vines are planted on terraces along the steep slopes of the rivers Sil and Bibei, with a myriad of grape varieties, altitudes, and expositions. All the wines share an Atlantic freshness and a slatey minerality that make these wines unmistakably Galician.
Cortezada is their lifted and elegant Mencia with typical floral and black pepper notes backed up by plum, dark cherry, tobacco and undergrowth. Pure and refined.