Vía XVIII or Vía Nova was crucial during the Roman Empire on the Iberian Peninsula. Back then, vine growing and other Valdeorras riches were part of a way of life which would evolve up until now through its wine culture.
As a tribute to that heritage, Viña Costeira is launching a new red wine, made from old vine garnacha tintureira grapes, and named as such, Vía XVIII. You will find this new product in Pazo de Toubes range, which is a 9 hectares winery with its one vines and a traditional winemaking process on an exceptional location.
Vía XVIII’s tasting notes and composition
Viña Costeira’s new red wine, Valdeorras Designation of Origin is made 100% from old vine garnacha tintureira grapes, also called Alicante Bouschet or Henry Bouschet. Its tasting notes point to an intense maroon red color, high intensity and harmony with ripe fruit flavor and mineral hints. In the mouth, it is easy to drink and enjoy, with no tartness but an intense and long aftertaste that brings forward traditional elaboration sensations. This red wine has a rich pleasant character, it is unctuous on the palate and has a moderate acidity.
Winemaking, pairing and suggested serving temperature
Vía XVIII red wine is harvested manually in boxes. It is destemmed and softly crushed with a 26 degrees fermentation in stainless steel vats. Its maceration is traditional and careful, and it is pumped over manually. Its nature is defined due to the winter colds while it rests in steel vats.
This new Costeira wine is a great companion for pâtés and baked poultry. It is also great to pair with legume stews and meats with mushroom garnish. This wine is perfect for digesting the abundant Christmas meals, such as turkey or lamb. Its suggested serving temperature is between 16 and 19 degrees.
Would you like to try it? Now you can get it here!