Castro Martin

Bodega Castro Martin, Family Estate Selection 'Sobre Lias'
Winery: Castro Martin
Vintage: 2014
Winemaker: Angela Martin
Type of Wine: White
Bottles Produced: 75,000
Region: DO Rías Baixas - Val do Salnés
Composition: 100% Albariño
SRP: $20
Wine Description

The Bodegas Castro Martin Family Estate wine is made from 100% Albariño grapes, selected from the very best vineyards sites and from vines that have an average age of 50 years. The delicate Albariño grape gives this wine its typical aromatic intensity, while the granite and quartz subsoil add a mineral backbone and tight structure, giving the wine great finesse and excellent balance.

Tasting Notes
Distinct salty minerality on the nose, and an array of pure, clean, limpid white fruit aromas. 

The palate almost shimmers with tang and vibrancy, and although it has a steely precision, it is balanced by fruit with a peachy pear-like quality and backed by a vivid streak of lemon and mineral acidity.
Optimal Serving Temperature: 8 °F
Drink By: 01-01-2017
Pairing(s): seafood
Vineyards
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil Composition: Sandy, alluvial soil on a bedrock of granite and quartz
Training Method: Pergola
Elevation: 50 meters
Exposure: South/Southwest
Harvest Date: 23/09/2014
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation: Long, slow, controlled fermentation at low temperature for between three and four weeks - all stainless steel
Malolactic Fermentation: Partial - Only applicable in some vintages according to acidity
Ageing (sur Lie): All wines undergo extensive lees ageing - usually between six and eight months
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 12.2 %
pH Level: 3
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.6
Acidity (g/l): 7.45