Vino de Mesa – When D.O. Ribeira Sacra tried to tell Xavi Soeanes how to make his wine, he left. He crafts it without intervention from the biodynamically farmed fruit he grows on a windy, terraced cliff overlooking the Mino where it joins the Sil. Xavi picks his fruit early, when it’s firm and fresh, as his abuelos did two generations ago, before acidification became common practice in the region. The result is pure terruno with uncommon soul, a window into the history of Ribeira Sacra.
- Tinto Mencia 2014