After typical early spring weather, a dry second half of May with high temperatures helped the fruit to set well. The summer, particularly July, was very hot and dry, with extreme temperatures for this area at this time of year. High pressures dominated in August, although active storms during the second half of the month left behind providential rains that helped to complete grape ripening. The entire growth cycle was about ten days ahead of 2019. Good weather at harvest time helped secure a top-quality vintage.
100% Albariño grapes from our vineyards in O Rosal and Cambados (D.O. Rias Baixas).
We started picking perfectly ripe grapes on September 3rd in Finca Silvosa (O Rosal). We collected the grapes in 20 kg/44 lb tubs that were quickly taken to the winery in refrigerated vehicles. There, they were unloaded onto the sorting table, where any bunch failing to be in perfect condition was removed.
After destemming, the grapes were cooled to 10 °C/50 °F and macerated for 10 hours. We pressed the grapes in membrane presses under inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation. After settling, the clean must fermented in tanks at 15 °C/59 °F, with partial malolactic fermentation. The wine was kept on the lees until bottling, with periodic stirring to keep them in suspension, adding complexity to the wine.
Clean and bright; greenish yellow. Very intense nose, with varietal aromas of ripe white fruit (pears, apples and quince) and stone fruit. Powerful and tasty in the mouth, with very good structure. Fresh and persistent, with lactic notes. Very long.
Perfect to enjoy with any appetiser. It is the ideal companion to seafood and fish, as well as salads, fish rice dishes, fowl, and fresh cheese. Ideal in combination with Asian dishes, for example, with sushi or sashimi.