Snapshot
Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Spain
Region: Ribeira Sacra
Appellation: Ribeira Sacra
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Souson
Varietal notes: 
Organic: Practicing
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: The vineyard is on a slope of approximately 60 degrees. The vines are in their 5th year.
Orientation: Southwest
Soil: Gneis mostly with some quartz and slate.
Viticulture: minimalist. Practicing organic. All work done by hand. Harvest done by hand.
Vinification: whole clusters foot trodden in wooden barrels. Prefermentation cold maceration followed by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast.
Aging: The wine is aged in used French oak barrique for 18 months.
Notes: The SOUSÓN variety is an indigenous grape from Galicia, with a very small cluster a long ripening cycle and low productivity. Intense red color with black aromatic fruits such as blackberry and cassis and moderate floral intensity.
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
There are two new reds that should appear with name places, including the 2014 Sousón Castagaia, which was produced with the local red grape Sousón from five-year-old plants. It was foot trodden and fermented with full clusters, indigenous grapes and an élevage of 18 months in 225-liter French barrique. According to Fernando Algueira, Sousón is the most tannic of the red Galician grapes, and the wine is quite dark colored, akin to a Garnacha Tintorera. There is high ripeness, despite the fact that the wine is only 12.5% alcohol, so it might need to be picked a little earlier. The palate is somehow earthy, with some dusty tannins. This needs to be domesticated. 1,200 bottles were filled in August 2016.