La Carmina (D. O. Rías Baixas)

 

HARVEST 2019

In july, the development of the growth cycle of the vines, made us believe that clusters would be smaller and lighter than in 2018. The lack of rain in august and even in september, could have resulted in a lighter weight of grapes than expected reducing in that way the harvested kilos and consequently worsening yields even more.
Focusing on great quality of grapes, the current vintage promises to show off its «highly aromatic wines» after a shorter campaign than usual but, in general terms, it developed quietly and steadily in good health and development conditions. As a result, once more, grapes without rot and fully ripen.

100% Albariño.

From the village of Arbo, on the northwest of Spain (Rias Baixas). Located above 950 m. From the sea level, with yields lower than 3.500 kg./ha. In the subzone of «county of tea».

We made a cold-soak of the grapes inside of the press, after lowering the temperature down to 8ºc, leaving a few hours for extracting aromas and afterwards we continue with a light press on an inert atmosphere, and the obtained juice is racked the following day. Then it ferments with control of temperature set at 13ºc.

Brilliant straw yellow. Clean in the nose and with noticeable tropical fruit aromas (pineapple and passion fruit), citrusy highlights, and with a hint of peppermint. Savory, fruity and fresh on the palate, well-balanced and with a dry finish. It displays a clean retronasal and evokes again aromas of fruits and herbs.

Rice dishes and paellas, specially indicated for seafood or vegetables, tempura, gyoza or tataki.