Saiñas O Boliño 2020 | Ribeira Sacra
The vineyards are located in the town of Ferreira de Pantón. Land with 30% slope. Made with 70% Mencía and Garnacha Tintorera, the rest being Mouratón, Brancellao, Caiño and other red grapes from the area.
The bunches ferment with the stems in open 1000-litre vats under their native yeasts and with a 30-day maceration. After pressing, it is racked for malolactic fermentation. Aged in 400-litre oak barrels for around 10 months.
AROMA: balsámico, especias dulces, hierbas de monte
BOCA: especiado, balsámico, buena acidez
The 2020 O Boliño is a pale red produced with a field blend found in an old vineyard that was planted 80 years ago and contains a majority of Mencía, then Garnacha Tintorera, Mouratón, Merenzao and others on a 30% slope terrace of the Cabe River in the Ribeiras do Miño subzone of Ribeira Sacra on decomposed granite soils with a sandy texture. It has a bright nose, which is floral, herbal, spicy and wild with notes of hibiscus and rose hip. It fermented in open bins with around 85% full clusters, with a 40-day maceration and then matured in used 300- and 400-liter French oak barrels for 11 months. It has 13.5% alcohol, a medium body, fine minerality and a long, tasty finish with great purity and transparency. Delicious! 1,700 bottles were filled in January 2022.