Angel Sequeiros, Albariño Foudre 2010
Winery: Gavineira
Vintage: 2010
Winemaker: Cayetano Otero
Type of Wine: Reserva
Bottles Produced: 6,600
Region: DO Rías Baixas - Condado do Tea
Composition: Albariño grape
SRP: $18.8
  • 91pts Wine Enthusiast
Wine Description

Vineyard notes

The vineyard does not use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides and the soil has not been removed. Once the crops ripen, the vines are carefully hand picked to ensure the best grape clusters are used during harvest.

Cellar notes

The wine has natural acidity and natural sugar which is a result of being cold-fermented in stainless steel vats. Once fermented, the grapes are aged on sur lees where the heaviest sediments are removed. Albariño Foudre has been aged in French oak foudre for 11 months. Afterwards the wine matures in 12 months in stainless steel vats without intervention where there is not any malolactic fermentation. Once the wine has been bottled it will rest for six months before selling. The total aging process for this superb wine takes 30 months.

Tasting Notes

Color: Bright with yellow straw with greenish tones

Nose: Intense, aromatic herbs (bay leaf, woods), soothing, white flowers, ripe stone fruits (plum) light white spice and mineral background. 

Palate: Fresh and potent, wide and well-structured, with a good balance between aromatic sensations and oak aging, fine lees, creamy (brioche) and a long finish.  

 “Fresh, elegant nose of nutty, apple and peach, with elderflower aromas. Complexity and natural sweetness on a juicy palate. A classic.” DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013




Optimal Serving Temperature: 14 °F
Drink By: 01-01-2021
Pairing(s): THIS WINE CAN ACCOMPANY ANY KIND OF FOOD
Vineyards
Vineyard Size: 18.28 ACRES
Soil Composition: THIN, SANDY CLAY LAYER OVER SUBSTRATE OF DECOMPOSED GRANITE
Elevation: 300 meters
Harvest Date: 14/09/2010
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation: 21 DAYS 14ºC
Maceration Technique:: NO MACERATION
Malolactic Fermentation: NO MALOLATIC FERMENTATION
Ageing (sur Lie): 1 YEAR IN OAK FRENCH FOUDRE + 1 YEAR IN STEEL INOX + 6 MONTHS IN BOTTLE BEFORE SELLING
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 13.5 %
pH Level: 3.17
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.9
Acidity (g/l): 6.4