FINCA OS LOUREIROS
D.O. RIBEIRO, SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O. Ribeiro, Avia valley.
Grapes: 100% Treixadura.
Vineyard: Single Vineyard - Os Loureiros.
Soil: Granite, Sand, and Slate.
Vinification: Vineyard of 100% Treixadura, that yield grapes with greater maturation potential; manual harvesting. Fermentation at controlled temperature in 500 liters French oak barrels.
Ageing: On the lees with bâtonnage for 6 months and then 10 more months of bottle aging.
Nose: Aromas of pear and ripe citrus are intertwined with the nuances of vanilla and baking spice.
Taste: Full length and balanced on the pallet, fresh and clean finish. Hints of minerality and light tannins from the stems and oak.
Color: Bright straw yellow and gold.
Gastronomy: Mature Galician cheese, grilled seafood, octopus and game birds.
Within sight of the famous Benedictine monastery, there are three hectares of white varieties in the village of San Clodio. The vines are more than 20 years old, making the vineyard one of the oldest of indigenous varieties in all of Ribeiro.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media, June '21 gave 93 points to 2017 Finca Os Loureiros. “Light, bright yellow. Intense pear, nectarine, orange pith and sweet butter aromas display fine clarity and a building floral topnote. Palate-staining orchard and pit fruit and honeysuckle flavors show a silky quality and tighten up on the back half. Concentrated but energetic as well, delivering impressive, floral-driven persistence and lingering stoniness.”
-International Wine Review, Jan '21 gave 92 points to 2017 Finca Os Loureiros. "Medium yellow straw. Showing an effusive nose of ripe pear and clementine joined by a suggestion of honeysuckle, this 100% single vineyard Treixadura offers a multi-dimensional palate of expressive fruit and herbs working in tandem. It offers a fine, straight focus with good precision and perfectly proportioned acidity. Finishes with a persistent minerality. Sourced from a 3 ha vineyard in San Clodio within sight of the Benedictine monastery. Fermented in 500L French oak and aged on the lees with battonage for 6 months."
-A View From the Cellar, Nov - Dec '20 gave 91+ points to 2017 Finca Os Loureiros. “The Finca Os Loureiros 2017 is a single vineyard bottling from Bodegas Casal de Armán, with these terraced vineyards planted to a mix of ninety percent Treixadura and the remaining ten percent a blend of Albariño and Godello. The wine is barrel-fermented and aged in five hundred liter demi-muids for six months prior to bottling and then given nearly another year of bottle aging prior to release. The 2017 Finca Os Loureiros offers up a refined nose of pear, lemon peel, a touch of olive, salty minerality, a touch of menthol and a very discreet framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and gently new oaky in personality, with a lovely core of fruit, good soil signature and bounce and a long, very well-balanced finish. This is drinking beautifully today, but has the structure to also age long and gracefully. Fine juice."