|Type of Wine:||Reserva|
|Bottles Produced:||6600 Per Year|
|Region:||DO Rías Baixas - Condado do Tea|
|Composition:||Albariño grape Per Year|
|ExWorks (at Bodega):||N/A|
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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.
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.
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
|Vineyard Size:||18.28 ACRES|
|Soil Composition:||THIN, SANDY CLAY LAYER OVER SUBSTRATE OF DECOMPOSED GRANITE|
|Fermentation:||21 DAYS 14ºC|
|Maceration Technique::||NO MACERATION|
|Length of Maceration:||N/A|
|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|
|Ageing in Months:||N/A|
|Residual Sugar:||2.9 g/l|
|Acidity :||6.4 g/l|
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