Adega Damm - Ribeira Sacra Cardia Seoane Baja 2019 (750ml)


Price: $60.00

Sale Price: $48.00

Producer Adega Damm
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Varietal Mencia
Vintage 2019
Sku 5131
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 92 Points

The grapes for the 2019 Cardia Seoane Baja come from the middle of the slope of this vineyard in Doade in the Amandi subzone of Ribeira Sacra. It is a blend of 80% Mencía and 20% Garnacha Tintorera and matured in French barriques for 11 months. It has moderate ripeness at 13.5% alcohol with good freshness and balance. It comes through as a tasty and easy-to-drink red with fine-grained tannins and enough freshness to stand up to powerful food. Quite similar to the other Seoanes. 636 bottles were filled in November 2020. Danish wine importer Martin Damm created Adega Damm in Doade in the Ribeira Sacra in 2017. He has vineyards in Doade (Pombeiras and Ladredo) and one hectare in Amandi where he also rents a further four hectares. As he imports wines from Burgundy into his country he gets used oak barrels from Pierre-Yves Colin and Denis Bachelet which he uses to mature his wines. He produces 7500 to 8000 bottles but hopes to reach 15000. The wines are surprisingly good perhaps a too wide range of very small cuvées that are quite similar and it takes time to understand the differences. A name to watch. Some wines are sold with the Ribeira Sacra appellation and others without it.