WISH A Ultima Encosta (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
Notes of violet, lilac, field berries and wet stone on the nose. Direct and fresh on the palate, ripe red and black berries complimented by a mineral undertone, bright acidity and refined tannins and a pleasing and persistent finish.
Wish is a blend of many indigenous varietals (Caiño, Ferrol, Sousón, Bastardo Negro and others) of the Ribeiro D.O., coming together from an old sloped vineyard to make a deep and complex red wine. When the grapes come into the cellar, they are naturally fermented in 2000L open stainless steel vats after a cold (pre-fermentation) maceration for one week. Manual punch downs and a mild pressing through an old screw press are two methods used to keep the sweetest and ripest tannins available in the fruit. Before malolactic fermentation can finish, the wine is moved into 300L, used French oak barrels where it then rests for 18 months.