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Xose Lois Sebio Superheroe Ribeiro

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Xose Lois Sebio Superheroe Ribeiro 2017The Superheroe from Xosé Lois Sebio is a fragrant and sturdy blend highlighting notes of violet, black fruits, figs and plums, combined with mineral overtones through...

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Xose Lois Sebio Superheroe Ribeiro 2017

The Superheroe from Xosé Lois Sebio is a fragrant and sturdy blend highlighting notes of violet, black fruits, figs and plums, combined with mineral overtones through to a long, intense and robust finish.

Producer Note - Winemaker Xosé Lois Sebio has produced this stunning eponymous collection of wines as a result of a personal quest: to find wines with unique personality from more risky processing zones and with a very marked identity. This original and quirky range is made from high quality grapes in areas which are often neglected or simply different; vineyards that are difficult to farm due to the high costs of conventional viticulture. Away from fashions and conventions, the sole intention is to respect and express the soil, variety and area; producing wines with soul and personality. The wines are vinified with minimal intervention and low sulphur. These are collectable wines for lovers of the authentic and different.

Vintage - 2016 saw a cold winter, followed by spring rains which replenished the soil's water reserves; but also increased the risk of disease in the vineyard. Summer was dry and hot, with cool nights which led to healthy conditions in the vineyard and a long ripening period, resulting in balancing acidity and good phenolic maturity. The wines of 2016 are gourmet wines with a future.

Vineyard - This wine is from the DO Ribeiro, which means 'River Bank' in Galician, as it is located along the Miño river and its tributaries, in Galicia, North West Spain. A blend of indigenous varieties, the vines range from 40 to 70 years old. These vines are low yielding and produce small, concentrated, flavoursome berries. Planted at an altitude of 150 to 350 metres above sea-level, the vines are free-standing and trained with a stake in the traditional manner, at a density of 1.25 x 1.25 metres. The soils are clay with schist, the latter imparting mineral tones to the wine. The grapes are manually harvested.

Winemaking - Vinification took place in open tanks of 1,500 litres. A pre fermentation cold soak lasted one week, prior to fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was gently pressed in a manual screw press. Only the lots with the sweetest, ripest tannins and fruit forward flavours were extracted. The wine started malolactic fermentation in tank, which was completed in barrel. The blend was aged for 14 months in 500 litre barrels of third fill.

Tasting Note - A layered fragrant blend highlighting notes of violet, black fruits, figs and plums, combined with subtle hints of black pepper and mineral tones. Elegant and expansive on the palate, offering fine tannins with a balancing freshness. The rich yet vibrant finish is wonderfully intense and long.

Serving Suggestion - Grilled lamb with herb-roasted root vegetables.

Grape Other Varieties 35%, Ferrol 20%, Sousón 20%, Caiño Longo 15%, Bastardo 10%

Awards 92 Pts, Robert Parker , 2016 91 Pts, James Suckling , 2016

Winemaker: Xosé Louis Sebio

Region: Galicia Sub region: Ribeiro Country: Spain

Alcohol: 14%

BodyValue: D (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 1.6

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No

Milk/Eggs: No/Yes

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Xose Lois Sebio Superheroe Ribeiro

£29.00 £28.20