Familia Rodriguez Onice Tinto Ribeira Sacra
Introducing the 2019 Familia Rodriguez Onice Tinto Ribeira Sacra, an expressive and alluring red wine hailing from the steep, terraced vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra region in Galicia, Spain. Familia Rodriguez, a passionate and dedicated winemaking family, is committed to crafting exceptional wines that showcase the unique character and terroir of this enchanting region.
The Onice Tinto is produced from the indigenous Mencía grape variety, known for its elegant and aromatic qualities. Carefully cultivated and harvested from the winery's steep vineyards, the grapes are transformed into a wine that captures the essence of Ribeira Sacra, resulting in a red wine that is both captivating and memorable.
Nose: The nose is enticing and complex, offering a rich bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of ripe red fruits, such as cherries, raspberries, and plums. As the bouquet evolves, it reveals hints of violet, black pepper, and a touch of earthiness, adding depth and intrigue to the aromatic profile.
Palate: On the palate, the 2019 Familia Rodriguez Onice Tinto Ribeira Sacra presents a medium-bodied texture with velvety tannins and well-integrated acidity. The dominant flavors of red and dark fruits are beautifully balanced by the wine's elegant minerality and delicate notes of floral and spice. The mid-palate introduces subtle hints of licorice and a touch of leather, creating a layered and harmonious profile.
Finish: The finish is long, satisfying, and complex, with the wine's multifaceted flavors slowly giving way to a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit, minerality, and a touch of spice.
The Onice Tinto from Familia Rodriguez is a versatile and captivating wine that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes. Its balanced acidity and elegant structure make it an excellent companion for grilled or roasted meats, such as lamb, pork, or beef. For a more traditional Spanish pairing, consider serving it alongside tapas like chorizo, patatas bravas, or croquetas.
For a vegetarian option, try the wine with a hearty mushroom risotto or a savory eggplant parmigiana, as the wine's acidity and fruitiness will complement the richness of these dishes. The Onice Tinto also pairs well with aged and flavorful cheeses, such as Manchego or Idiazábal, accentuating the wine's fruit and spice notes while providing a delightful contrast to its tannic structure and complexity.