2019 Algueira Dolio

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6 x 750ml
Only 3 cases left
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Winemakers Note

Dolio, the best version of Ribeira Sacra Adega Algueira represents what love, honesty and dedication can bring to the wine industry. In 1979, Ribeira Sacra didn’t even have a name. It was the dilapidated remainings of a millenary viticulture that was neglected due to the nonsense of wars and conflicts. Resignation, ignorance and hopelessness were vanishing any memories of better times. When Fernando Algueira by chance discovered this heritage, he and his family began a willful and determined process of restoration. First they needed love; either you love it or you hate it, either you stay or you leave. They remained at home with the goal of healing and taking care of their land with passion. Then they needed honesty. Recovery means re-cover. They felt that this process would only make sense if they stayed loyal to their ancestors bringing back to life what once was thriving. And last but not least, dedication was essential to make it happen. They are the heir of a ancient way of viticulture where no machines or mechanical help is viable. The extraordinary steepness of their land forces them to work with their hands, feet and hearts, there’s no way of taking it easy, all their dedication is needed. Today, they witness a properous land that knew how to understand itself and that provides to the world it’s best version. The 2019 vintage Weather conditions The climate conditions for the 2019 vintage were quite average in the transition from spring to summer, with a good amount of rain (700 mm) and humidity and a temperature oscillating 29º/13º. The closer we got to the harvest (late august) the temperatures increased substantially, reaching 42º at the beginning of the harvest, which boosted the ripening of the fruit, providing a high level of concentration and a average alcohol percentage of 13,5% / 14%, slightly higher than a more average harvest (13,0% / 13,5%). Tasting notes Intense cherry color, medium layer. Ripe red fruit, nuances of black fruit with a hint of orange peel. Mineral notes combined with galician undergrowth. Wide and structured in the palate with a very atlantic freshness and mineral passage. Intense and elegant aftertaste with a great balance with the aromas.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024

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