SEICA

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SEICA

Grape Origin One of our vineyard property in Gomariz. Single estate wine came from the vineyard “A Taina” re-grafted in 2002. Driving in pots, thumbs pruning and planting density of 6,400 plants per hectare. Conversion of old vineyards to biodynamic viticulture and cultivated only with plant extracts.

Soils Schits (xistos) in sub-soil and clay in surface.

Location Gomariz, Leiro – D.O. Ribeiro – Ourense, Galicia, España.

Varietal breakdown Garnacha Común, Sousón and Carabuñeira.

Winemaking Selection in field, harvest by hand in boxes of 18 kilos. Selection and stripping manual. Pre-fermentation maceration and alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels of 500 liters capacity with frequent “bazuqueos”. Malolactic in French oak barrels burgundy type of 300 liter capacity. Aged for a period of 14 months in French oak barrels burgundy type 300 liter capacity.

% VOL 14,1
Reducing sugar (g/l) 1,3
Total acidity (g/l)  5,2
pH 3,87
Total Sulphur (mg/l) 53

Production (bottles)  300 liters French barrel. 400 bottles.
Format 6 bottles cases of 75 cl.

Label explanation Se: Sebio & Ca: Carreiro are the surnames of the winemaker and owner respectively. The Label have an Eclipse (Moon and Sun) related to their Bio Origen. A Taina was the first plot where the biodynamic was used in Gomariz. Seica is also a Galician word that means “perhaps”, “so”…

Service y Food pairing 20ºC. Decanting soft. It is a wine with velvety tannins, very Balanced, but not soft. Red meat and vegetable tempura.

Press
Vinous/Tanzer_ Apr15  – 92
Robert Parker WA_May16 – 91
Elmundovino.com 15 – 17,5/20
Guía Peñín 2014 – 91
Guía Gourmets 2014 – 94
Verema.com  May13 – 99
Verema.com Apr15 – 95

 

Tasting notes (Josh Raynolds) Saturated ruby.  Powerful aromas of blackcurrant, cherry compote and violet, with intense smoke and spice qualities adding complexity.  Sweet and velvety on entry, showing ripe red cherry and singed plum flavors, then livelier and tighter in the mid-palate thanks to a spicy element and a spine of minerality.  Finishes sweet, broad and very long, with resonating spiciness and building tannins.  This intriguing wine was fermented and aged in new 500-liter French oak barrels.