Vinos de Encostas Heaven & Hell (750ml)
Viños de Encostas is the personal project of Xosé Lois Sebio’s (of Coto de Gomariz). These are small-lot wines made with indigenous grapes from all around northwest Spain. Meaning, ‘Wines of the Hills,’ Viños de Encostas, features only the best quality fruit of each region that Xosé has either planted or from growers with whom he works closely. All of the grapes are sourced from hilly and steep zones within particular geographic wine growing areas and are farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles. Older oak barrels, natural fermentations, light filtration methods, and minimal sulfur usage are common practices at the winery in order to highlight the varietal expression and terroir.
Ripe tree fruit with tropical notes. The palate expresses the ripe fruit as well as a mineral driven core behind it all. Very long in the mouth that has ample acidity to compliment the dense fruit.
Heaven & Hell is a blend of the native Galician white varieties Treixadura, Albariño, and Godello. The old vines which are located all around Galicia, are harvested on a flower day according to the biodynamic farming calendar, and brought to the cellar for a natural fermentation in used French oak barrels of varying sizes, and then the juice continues aging for 10 months before it is bottled and rests until release.