A2O 'Sobre Lias'

Winery:

Bodegas Castro Martin

Vintage:

2014

Winemaker:

Angela Martin

Type of Wine:

White

Bottles Produced:

175,000

Region:

DO Rías Baixas - Val do Salnés

Composition:

100% Albariño

MSRP:

$15

Description:

This wine is made from 100% Albariño grapes from the Salnés Valley.  Featuring a combination of fruit collected from owned vineyards, and fruit purchased from some of the very best local growers (many supplying the winery for up to 30 years). The vines used for making this wine have an average age of between 20 and 40 years, and produce a fruity, well-rounded wine that serves as the perfect introduction to Albariño.

Tasting Notes:

Clean and intensely fresh wine that exhibits all the typical characteristics of the Albariño grape variety. 

Ripe and aromatic, with overtones of peach, melon and honey, offset by a crisp tangy acidity that helps to balance the rich fruit flavors. A well-rounded wine with a long, mellow, honeyed finish. 

Notes for Consumers

Optimal Serving Temperature:

8°F

Drink By:

01-01-2017

Pairing(s):

seafood

Vineyards

Vineyard Size:

11 hectares

Soil Composition:

Sandy, alluvial soils

Training Method:

Pergola

Elevation:

100

Exposure:

Various

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:

12.3

pH Level:

3.1

Residual Sugar (g/l):

5.7

Acidity (g/l):

7