|Winery:||Mar de Frades|
|Type of Wine:||Sparkling White|
|Bottles Produced:||20000 Per Year|
|Region:||DO Rías Baixas - Val do Salnés|
|Composition:||100% Albariño Per Year|
|ExWorks (at Bodega):||N/A|
Sparkling Mar de Frades is the first sparkling Albariño ever produced. It is made using the champenoise methode, which results in a tasty, creamy wine that preserves its varietal notes.
Approximately ten days before the normal date to start
harvesting, the clusters of those plots that showed better indexes
for the elaboration of a sparkling wine are cut. The grape are
harvested by hand and transported to the cellar in small boxes
where the clusters are selected by hand.
The hand sorting of the grapes at reception and racking to the
press machine where a 40% of the must was obtained and
carried to the fermentation vats. A slow fermentation at low
temperatures carried on for several weeks. Maximum care in the
rest of the process: racking, bottling, etc to preserve the richness of
aromas and intensity of all the small notes.
The second fermentation at 12-13ºC and ageing over the lees
took place in the bottle up to the disgorgement.
Golden yellow with lemon green hues. On the nose the wine is fine, complex and expressive. It first manifests traces of its bottle aging and notes of sea salinity, eucalyptus and white fruit with a deep resemblance of the Albariño grape. There is a toasted bread and almond background. Tasty, creamy and fresh on the palate. Notes typical of the Albariño variety are present in the nice and fresh finish on the palate.
The label has a thermosensitive logo so that when the wine is
chilled at the right serving temperature, a small boat appears and
disappears when it is too warm for consumption.
|Training Method:||Champenoise method|
|Length of Maceration:||N/A|
|Ageing (sur Lie):||1 year|
|Ageing in Months:||N/A|
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