Seoane is a single parcel located in the Doade area of the Amandi subzone, with pure slate soil. The vineyard faces southwest, and the vines are at least 80 years of age. This site yields wines that are upfront and very Atlantic. The Mencía (and friends) grapes were hand-harvested, foot-trodden with 100% whole grape clusters, wild yeast fermented in open-top bins, and raised for 11 months in older 500L French barrels without racking. At bottling a touch of SO2 was added, but there was no fining or filtration. We think of this wine as the most classic example of a Ribeira Sacra wine, yet with an extra dimension and a bright, silky structure. Superb!
-Jose Pastor Selections