100 % Albariño on lees
The intention of the extended aging on lees is to emphasize aromatic
complexity and volume in the palate.
Tasting notes: Bright yellow. More pungent and extroverted
than the Esencia Divina, offering scents and flavours of ripe pit
fruits, orange and herbs.
The wine is big and rich and full of substantial flavor, and yet it is also
lifted and nimble, thanks to lots of fresh acidity and a notable portion
of unresolved carbon dioxide that provides a hint of spritziness that freshens
the mouthfeel right through the finish with excellent persistence.
Flavors of ripe peaches and baked apples are deep and impressive,
and whereas most Albariños are really only suited to light fare,
this could stand up to substantial preparations of fish or chicken.
Vinification: Harvested by hand from the single vineyard, which
has sandy and granite soil. The vineyard is still worked in the same
way as it has been for many generations, fertilized with crushed clam
All of the fruit was harvested by hand during the last week of September.
The grapes were destemmed followed by a 24 hour cryomaceration
with dry-ice prior to pressing. The grapes are very gently pressed by bladder press,
essentiality to only crush the grapes, to obtain the most aromatic,
free-run portion of must. The must is settled overnight prior to fermentation
in stainless steel 16º C for 22 days. The wine is aged with its lees in stainless steel vats
with stirring of lees every week until mid-Spring.
Food match : This will work with rich foods.