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Augalevada, Mercenario Blanco, 2019

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Stone Fruit, Citrus, Textured

Farming

Biodynamic

Producer

Augalevada

Grape

Treixadura/Albariño/Palomino/Caíño Branco/Torrontés/Lado

Wine Type

White

Country

Spain

Region

VDE, Galicia

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

12%

Size

75cl

 

The different varieties are directly pressed before native yeasts triggers fermentation in stainless steel before transfer in 400ltr tinajas as well as 600ltr barrels. If you love salt, savouryness and umami in wines then look o further. A plate of oysters and this bottle you are sorted.

Notes on the producer

Augalevada was created in 2009 and takes its name from a stream passing right through the middle of the farm. Iago fell in love with an abandoned slope, tucked in a valley, behind the ancient Monasterio de San Clodio. He purchased just over 4ha, built a winery on-site and planted 2.5ha of vines, spread over the granitic terraces, struggling against an invading forest. Having studied agricultural engineering, Iago became fascinated with permaculture at a young age and Augalevada is the first biodynamic certified (Demeter) winery in the history of Ribeiro; Galician cows chew on the lush grass, chickens roam through the vines while diverse orchard trees and a vegetable patch feed the Garrido family. Iago built his cellar digging into the granitic hill over three floors allowing for gravity during winemaking. He ages his wines in 500ltr and 600ltr barrels as well as tinajas made by the master Juan Padilla (Villarrobledo), buried underground in the cellar basement, each amphora and barrique develop its flor and brings out different traits to the wines. SO2 is only added at bottling reaching a low 20-25mg/l total.


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