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

MSRP:

$22

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.

Notes for Consumers

Optimal Serving Temperature:

8°F

Drink By:

01-01-2021

Pairing(s):

seafood

Vineyards

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