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:
-Wine Spectator, July 19’ gave 92 points to 2016 Finca Os Loureiros. “This rich white shows depth and grip. Smoky, heather and mineral notes frame pear, dried apple, and orange peel flavors that avolve into tobacco, dried honey and lanolin accents. Harmonious.
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 92 points to 2016 Finca Os Loureiros. “Brilliant, straw-yellow. Vibrant, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of sea salt, jasmine, vanilla and smoky lees. Offers concentrated pear nectar, tangerine, honeysuckle and candied ginger flavors that are braced by a zesty mineral quality that gains power with aeration. Delivers solid punch but comes off lithe, finishing with impressive clarity and floral-driven persistence. (Fermented and aged for six months in 500-liter, new and used French oak barrels.)”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18, gave 90 points to 2015 Casal de Armán, Armán Finca Os Loureiros., wine is listed “Year’s Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines.”