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Fedellos loosely translates as "Brats", and Couto refers to the 12th century manor in Ribeira Sacra at the heart of the vineyards. It's a young project, started in 2013 by winemakers Curro Barreño and Jesús Olivares and Luis Taboada (whose family has owned the Couto manor for generations). They lease a small selection of vineyards which are farmed organically and worked by hand - you couldn't do otherwise on these steep terraces! The vines are planted on terraces along the steep slopes of the rivers Sil and Bibei, with a myriad of grape varieties, altitudes, and expositions. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and whole bunches, at low temperatures to favour a gentle extraction of colour and phenolics. All the wines share an Atlantic freshness and a slatey minerality that make these wines unmistakably Galician.
The 'Bastarda' is named after the grape variety used to make it, better known by its French name Trousseau. It is made with grapes from plots in two subzones of Ribera Sacra. This is a really expressive wine, aromatic and perfumed on the nose, and a palate that sings of red berries and herbs. There are ultra fine tannins and a stony dry minerality. This is a serious wine, elegant and subtle.
95/100 pts Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate