The estate-grown vineyards producing grapes for this wine are planted with 40 year old Godello vines and have been tended by the same family for over 300 years. The vineyard soils are composed of silica-rich sand and decomposed granite. Yields are limited through pruning and green harvest to encourage concentration of flavor in the finished wine. Leaves are also pulled during the growing season to ensure good air flow through the canopy as well as encourage ripening of the grapes.
The Godello grapes were hand harvested in the middle of September into 18 KG boxes and transported to the winery via refrigerated truck. Grape clusters were hand sorted prior to destemming and crushing. Grapes saw a 12 hour cold maceration with dry ice followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation the wine was aged on fine lees in tank for 6 months. No malolactic fermentation.
(aged for six months on its lees in stainless steel tanks) Pale green-tinged yellow. Fresh pear and melon scents are lifted and sharpened by suggestions of lemon zest and dusty minerals. Silky and sharply focused on the palate, offering nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Finishes dry, brisk and focused, delivering building minerality and very good tenacity.
2018 - 2022
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