The 2014 harvest was primarily characterized by a decrease of 30% in
volume throughout the Rías Baixas appellation. Despite the significant decline
in production, the harvest was marked by the Atlantic character of this
vintage, due to the moderate temperatures during most of the year, (between 59ºC and 86 °C throughout the vegetative stage of the plant). The wine
shows a crisp fresh acidity with moderate alcohol level, around 12.7% by vol.During the winter, some early and short
frost before shooting, with no consequences for the plants.
Flowering has been characterized by a
very fast and uniform season, under ideal weather conditions, with no rain and
average temperatures of 68ºC to 77ºC. The rains during the growing season
helped a proper and balanced bunch development.The harvest took place in late September
with total absence of rain. The harvest was long and homogeneous, giving time
to the elated bunches to get the appropriate ripening levels.
verde, is a classic style Salnes Valley (Close to Cambados, the World Albariño Capital) wine,
directly affected by the sea breeze, shows a distinctive salty after taste, and
complex floral aromas. Great aging potential.
Winemaking process: The grapes without
stems are submitted to a cold maceration between 43 and 48 ºC for 8 hours, in
order to extract all the aromatic potential from the solid parts (pulp and
skins) of the grape. Then, blends of free run juices, and gentle pressings, two
weeks ferment at low temperatures (below 62ºC), four months on fine lees, light
filtration and six weeks in bottle before being released.
Pronounced varietal personality, with
notes of fresh fruit, citrus, floral aromas, pear and green apples. Highly
aromatic and nicely balanced, with an elegant, dry and
slightly salty finish.