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

MSRP:

$20

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.

Notes for Consumers

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

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