/ Rías Baixas
Grapes: 100% Albariño
At 95 meters in elevation, the 12.4-acre vineyard has 30-year-old vines in sandy and granite soils. The vines benefit from good drainage, east and west exposures, and training on high pergolas to keep the clusters dry and protect them from mildew. Indigenous wild herbs are planted among the vines for favorable drainage in the area’s wet conditions. Sustainable winegrowing is used, with organic compost; leaf and crop thinning are employed when necessary. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a cold maceration before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures.
Due to weather conditions, the 2014 harvest was significantly smaller than prior year, nearly 20% less than 2013. Approximately 15% of the vintage production has undergone a partial malolactic fermentation with the purpose of providing the wine with more complexity, body and softness.
Straw-yellow in color and bright with greenish glints. Lively and eye-catching. Very powerful varietal aromas – notes of white pear, apple, and floral undertones. Has good structure, firm, without rough edges. Balanced alcohol and acidity. The evolution in the glass intensifies and polishes the aromas, for a pleasant entry that grows and leads to a perfumed and complex finish.
Very versatile wine – pairs well with all seafood, particularly shellfish, pasta, creamy cheeses, rice dishes, and poultry.
GRAPES: 100% Albariño
APPELLATION: Rías Baixas
ACIDITY: 5.9 g/l
AGING: 8 months in stainless steel vats on the lees.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
points of distinction
- A single-vineyard wine from the most renowned Albariño growing region.
- A top example of the luxurious body and tropical fruit notes of Albariño.
- This vintage is certified under Integrated Production, a sustainable viticulture program.
about the grape +
Albariño is usually light, elegant and fresh, with good acidity. Quite aromatic, with peach, nectarine and floral aromas, Albariño is a late ripening, moderately cool to warm climate variety.
Today, the third generation of the family, consisting of María, Roberto Carlos, Fernando, Vanessa and Mónica Falcón, taps a blend of technology, tradition and experience to produce one of the top wines of the region.