O Cabalín 2017
- Grapes: Mainly Mencía and Alicante Bouschet. Small quantities of Merenzao, Sousón, Brancellao and others
- Wine-making: Grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery in 16 kg boxes. 30% of the grapes are feet crushed as it was traditional, the rest is destemmed. Fermentation takes place in 500 l oak barrels
- Ageing: The wine rests over a 16 month period in the same barrels in contact with its lees
- ABV: 13.5º
It is a single plot wine, whose vineyards were planted in 1918. It was a mixed variety plantation as it was common practice at that time
Very clean ripe cherry colour with a garnet rim, intense and shiny.
Good depth on the nose featuring fruity scents of ripe blackberries, fresh cherries and a touch of apricot. Delicate strokes of blue petals (violets and lavender) seamlessly blend in with those aromas arising from oak ageing such as subtle touches of roasted coffee grains, hints of vanilla and spicy sparks. Oxygen and temperature lead to elegant mineral notes of gunpowder and graphite, the finesse of fine leather and tobacco, and the coolness of mint.
The first impact on the mouth is fresh and fruity, and we once again find black and red fruit (riper now) and the delicate flowers.
A powerful estructure reveals a robust yet noble tannin. It has a meaty touch, it is full of flavour and extremely enjoyable.
It is a modern style wine, very easy to drink and yet a true ambassador of the land it comes from.
Highly versatile, it boasts an impressive pairing potential, due, among other reasons, to its charming freshness that allows it to be enjoyed with unusual partners such as grilled blue fish, although it is a natural enhancer of all kinds of meats and cold cuts, served hot or cold.