|Winemaker:||JESUS ALVAREZ OTERO|
|Type of Wine:||White|
|Bottles Produced:||100000 Per Year|
|Region:||DO Rías Baixas - Val do Salnés|
|Composition:||100% Albariño Per Year|
|ExWorks (at Bodega):||5.00 - 8.50 euros|
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Granbazán verde, is a classic style Salnes Valley (Close to Cambados, World Albarino 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 6 and 8 ºC for 8 hours, in order to extract all the aromatic potential from the solid parts (pulp and skins) of the grape. Then, free run juices and gentle pressings are blended. The ferment took 2 weeks at low temperatures ( below 17ºC). No malolactic. 4 months on fine lees. Light filtration and, 6 weeks in bottle before being released.
The 2016 harvest has been characterized by an almost total lack of rainfall in the summer. 2016 was the driest year since 1950. The winter was cold with temperatures below 10ºc ( 50F).
Budburst took place in late March later than usual, with stable weather and a very successful fruit-set ratio.
Flowering period was slow and steady with no potential diseases due to the low precipitations and humidity. In early September, we had some showers that helped to clean the berry skins and helped to grow the berries, recovering some weight. Small, tight and clean bunches.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow color with green tones. Clean and brilliant. In the nose, shows a medium-high intensity: citrus, grapefruit, lime, kiwi, white flowers with balsamic background. Fresh mouth with fine bubbles, fruity with a good intensity, slight oily and balanced.
|Soil Composition:||decomposed granite, well draining|
|Exposure:||N-S orientated and facing East|
|Fermentation:||Stainless steel at low temp|
|Maceration Technique::||Cold macerated|
|Length of Maceration:||8 hours.|
|Ageing (sur Lie):||3 months|
|Ageing in Months:||N/A|
|Residual Sugar:||1.5 g/l|
|Acidity :||7.2 g/l|
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