Castro Martin

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
SRP: $15
Wine 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. 

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 meters
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