The Flower and the Bee Sousón discloses itself in a symphony of sensory delightment. From your first sniff, a bouquet of red and black fruits graces your senses, punctuated by notes of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and evolving to the spice-infused whispers of black pepper, clove, and cinnamon. Subtle floral undertones introduce nuances of violets, rose petals, and lavender, culminating in an earthy crescendo, akin to the forestry, damp soil and the luxuriance of truffle. On the palate, the wine is markedly fruit-forward, embodying the richness of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and plum along with bitter cherry and dark berry undertones. The culinary spectacle is complemented by a texture that’s juicy and fruity, velvety and smooth, held together by balanced tannins. These diverse yet harmonious elements conspire to create a red wine of refreshing complexity and multifaceted allure, a truly commendable choice for the discerning oenophile.
The story of The Flower and the Bee Sousón is intertwined with the picturesque wine-growing region of Ribeiro in Galicia and the prestigious Coto de Gomariz winery. Nestled amidst verdant valleys and rivers, Ribeiro has a wine-producing legacy dating back to the 10th century. Coto de Gomariz, set against this historical backdrop, is the oldest registered vineyard reserve in Spain, celebrated for its exceptional terroir. At the heart of its wine-making revolution was the unconventional decision of crafting a single-varietal red wine from the Sousón grape, traditionally reserved for white wines. This daring endeavour endorsed the potential of Sousón in producing singular, dry red wines, while advancing the winery’s commitment to ecological practices and biodynamic agricultural methods. The chronicle of The Flower and the Bee Sousón testifies to innovation, forward-thinking and a deep reverence for nature’s bounty.
This red wine is best preserved in a cool, dark space, at a temperature between 12°C to 16°C and a consistent humidity ranging from 50% to 80%. Store the bottle horizontally to keep the cork moist, protecting against unwanted oxidation. Keep the wine away from audacious fluctuations in temperature and vibration. Refrain from storing near intensely aromatic substances to prevent odor absorption.