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2019 Envinate Ribeira Sacra Lousas Vinas de Aldea

Posted by Joe Salamone

Lousas Vinas de Aldea is a wine of extreme enjoyment, fascination, and above all, value.

For us, it is one of the sweet spots of Envinate’s impressive line-up. It delivers an incredible amount of precision and textural appeal for the price. 

photo of bottle of Envinate Ribeira Sacra Lousas Vinas de Aldea

The Lousas Vinas de Aldea is from Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. The wine is mostly Mencía with some 10% made up of other red varietals (Merenzao, Brancellao, Caíño, Sousón, Mouratón, Alicante Bouschet/Garnacha Tintorera.)

When you see pictures of Ribeira Sacra, which is located in Northwestern Spain, its potential is obvious. It resembles Côte-Rôtie with its ridiculously steep, terraced schist vineyards. Lousas Vinas de Aldea is a blend of different sites, but the majority of them are in Ribeiras do Sil, a subsection where the vineyards face north. You sense this in the wine's energy and cool profile.

The 2019 Lousas Vinas de Aldea combines serious drive and impact with a sleek verve. It has a suave purity with notes of herbs, bright red fruits, floral notes, and a deep streak of minerality.

We'll close with a warning. Everything that Envínate releases is tightly allocated and gets snapped up quickly. We expect this to disappear.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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