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Adega Damm Amandi Capitana Mencia Blend 2019 750ml

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Martin Damm makes wines in one of the most visually spectacular places in Ribeira Sacra, on the dramatic hillsides gazing over deep cut canyons that define Amandi, a mythic place where the land is considered sacred... read more

$54.99
Organic

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Ribeira Sacra

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Amandi Ribeira Sacra

Variety: Mencia

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$54.99
Martin Damm makes wines in one of the most visually spectacular places in Ribeira Sacra, on the dramatic hillsides gazing over deep cut canyons that define Amandi, a mythic place where the land is considered sacred and wine has been produced for over 2000 years. A therapist turned wine importer turned winemaker, Damm has always been passionate about Spanish wines and preached their potential years ago while at the same time traveling frequently to Burgundy as a Danish importer_read more
 


Martin Damm makes wines in one of the most visually spectacular places in Ribeira Sacra, on the dramatic hillsides gazing over deep cut canyons that define Amandi, a mythic place where the land is considered sacred and wine has been produced for over 2000 years. A therapist turned wine importer turned winemaker, Damm has always been passionate about Spanish wines and preached their potential years ago while at the same time traveling frequently to Burgundy as a Danish importer. He treats the aromatic Mencia grape with the delicacy of Pinot Noir, adding a twist of Burgundian intuition to the wines of Adega Damm by vinifying each plot separately and crafting a long line up of single-vineyard wines. The result are wines to watch, without a doubt, that have the potential to regenerate this historic region and its extreme, exceptional terroir.
D.O. Ribeira Sacra - 100% de Mencia from shale underground, located at 500+ m, vineyard is facing west. 20-year-old vines. Spends 11 months in used (3 years) French oak barrels from PYCM + Denis Bachelet)
All the vineyards are extremely steep with very little soil and very rocky. Farming proceeds without using insecticides or herbicides. Brush cutters are used to keep weeds down.
The vineyards in Amandi were built into terraces during the Roman times, on steep rock slopes (45 degrees), but unfortunately few remain. Martin has spent the last years rebuilding the terraces with the help of some of the locals. Otherwise he is nearly a one-man show, farming organically and harvesting by hand, up and down the steps.

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