Cume do Avia, Colleita 2, Ribeiro 2014 95 PBT 95 SJE 95 CP 95

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N/A UK www.cume­doavia.bi­olinked.com Cume do Avia re­leased its first vin­tage as re­cently as 2013, hav­ing been es­tab­lished by a group of young wine­mak­ers in 2005. They now have 9ha ded­i­cated to 12 dif­fer­ent indige­nous va­ri­eties, as well as a vine nurs­ery for mas­sal se­lec­tion. The vines for this blend of 51% Caíño Longo, 26% Bran­cel­lao and 23% Sousón were planted in 2008/9, on the slopes of San Ci­brao in the Avia river val­ley. The soil, rich in gran­ite and schist, is tended bio­dy­nam­i­cally, and the wine it­self is bot­tled with very lit­tle sul­phur af­ter 10 months age­ing in vat.

PBT Suave aro­mas of mint-laden blue­berry fruit lead to a beau­ti­fully struc­tured palate bristling with wild fruit and al­most ex­plo­sive acid­ity. Amaz­ing, and unique.

SJE Even with three years of age, this is very fresh, pen­e­trat­ing, con­cen­trated and long, crammed with rasp­berry and bram­bled fruit, while a rasp of tan­nin adds tex­ture. Su­perbly orig­i­nal, a real dis­cov­ery.

CP Raw berries and hon­ey­suckle on the nose. Lay­ers of flavour, from co­coa to baked peach, black­ber­ries and au­tumn leaves to pome­gran­ate syrup. Tan­nins are rus­tic, but the ef­fect is re­fresh­ing and mouth­fill­ing. Such an ex­cit­ing wine, com­pletely dif­fer­ent to any­thing else.

Drink 2017-2021 Alc 13.3%

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