A hint of dark earth funk to the fresh black cherries blueberries and a hint of savory nori and white pepper character. Very sappy and juicy on the palate with tart black cherries that brighten up the palate with a very appetizing finish. Melted caressing tannins. Drink now or hold.
The 2019 Cazoga Cepas Centenarias comes from a steep slope planted in 1910 on shallow granite soils. The vines deliver very low yields (less than 2000 kilos per hectare) and it fermented with 25% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in used French oak barrels for 11 months. It has a nose of ripe berries and spice with a fine thread on the palate and tasty flavors ending with a dry earthy finish. 520 bottles were filled in November 2020. Very Amandi. 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.