Algueira Merenzao Risco 2015
38.00€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Like the Brancellao varietal bottling, the Merenzao varietal bottling has also been renamed and is now the 2015 Risco. Merenzao is the same grape variety as Trousseau and is also is found under different names in Galicia (Bastardo, Maria Ordoña). In addition to the varietal characteristics of a light and fragrant red, it also has a creamy touch with a hint of sweet spices, perhaps from its 13 months in oak. 2015 was a warm and ripe year, and this has notes of red cherries that achieved good ripeness; it's a little more Mediterranean than other years. The palate is juicy, with clout but keeping its freshness, with fine tannins, quite drinkable and pleasant.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open 600 liter oak barrels. Aged for 12 months in 300 liter French oak barrels.