Cholo, Manuel Formigo 2018
Cholo means ‘solo’ in Gallego. It is Manuel’s nickname and also signifies that this wine is 100% Loureira. Most often used as a blending grape, Manuel makes this stellar varietal version only in very good years. Organically farmed and hand harvested, the grapes are gently pressed with the inclusion of a small percentage of selected ripe stems. Laurel flowers, orange blossom, acacia and lime blossom are evident on the nose, but this also has good textural weight so pair with fish soups and seafood.