Quinta de Couselo

Quinta de Couselo
Winery: Quinta de Couselo
Vintage: 2015
Winemaker: José Manuel Martinez Juste
Type of Wine: White
Bottles Produced: 90,000
Region: DO Rías Baixas - Rosal
Composition: 90% Albariño, 5% Caiño Blanco, 5% Loureiro
SRP: $22
Wine Description

Rigorous vineyard control with manual harvest in 33-pound boxes. Immediate transport to the winery where the grapes are temperature controlled at 41ºF. Hand selection at vibrating tables bunch by bunch. Destemming and maceration occur before pneumatic pressing for 1.5 hours. Must separation followed by static racking. Fermentation under controlled temperature. Aging on light lees during a minimum of 5 months. Stabilization in stainless steel vats until the optimum maturity is reached for bottling in May 2016.

Tasting Notes

Clean yellow with green notes. On the nose, an intense scent of aromatic flowers (gardenia and roses) complemented by bay leaf, stone fruit (peaches and plums) and strong balsamic perfume notes. On the palate it is fresh, floral, mineral, and saline with a great roundness and a long intense finish.

Optimal Serving Temperature: 8 °F
Drink By: 01-01-2021
Pairing(s): seafood
Vineyard Size: 19.7 acres
Soil Composition: Granite, schist and slate
Training Method: Pergola and Trellis
Exposure: Southeast/Southwest
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation: Indigenous yeast fermentation
Maceration Technique:: skin soaking in stainless steel vats 4-5 hours
Length of Maceration: 1.5 hours
Malolactic Fermentation: none
Ageing (sur Lie): 6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 12.5 %
pH Level: 3.35
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.2
Acidity (g/l): 6.5