2016 SCHNAITMANN “STEINWIEGE” - WURTTEMBERG, GERMANY
Winemaking details: Steinwiege is known for having red sandstone and colorful marl soils, with varied microclimates throughout. After harvesting, the grapes see a few hours of skin contact before being pressed to ferment spontaneously in steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is racked to neutral French oak barrels and steel to further age. Minimal sulfur is added before the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Color: Sparkling gold
Bouquet: Robust with stone fruit, white flowers, lychee, sage, and green pepper.
Palate: Crisp and concentrated with high acidity and a full body mouth feel. Rich minerality and exotic fruit linger on the palate.
Enjoy now or rest for up to five years.
Further information can be found here: https://www.weingut-schnaitmann.de/wein/
2017 TERRA BRAVA “XASTRE” - RIBERA SACRA, SPAIN
Mencia, Garnacha, Caino Longo
Winemaking details: Only indigenous varieties farmed by hand are used for this wine, which benefit from the region’s warm Mediterranean days, nights cooled by the Atlantic, and granite rock soils. Grapes are naturally fermented with 100% whole cluster over a long (40-50 days) period with partial carbonic fermentation and only a gentle press down of the cap each day instead of more extracting punch downs or pump overs. Ageing occurs in steel and neutral oak for a year, full Malo occurs, and only a small amount of sulfur is added before bottling.
Color: Medium Purple
Bouquet: Dark red fruits, iron, earthy, and rustic.
Palate: Concentrated with iron and salty minerality, zippy acidity, chewy tannins, dense texture, and a mix of fruits and savory flavors.
Drink now or cellar for up to five years.
Further information can be found here: https://thesourceimports.com/product/2017-ribera-sacra-xastre/