CASAL DE ARMÁN
D.O. RIBEIRO, SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O. Ribeiro, Avia valley.
Grapes: 90% Treixadura, 5% Godello, and 5% Albariño.
Vineyard: All estate fruit, selection done in vineyards.
Soil: Granite, Sand, and Slate.
Vinification: Combining grapes from different soil types to show the unique character. Temperature control from the moment grapes are picked. Whole berries are pressed using a pneumatic press with steams. The must settles naturally and then ferments in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: Rest for 9 months in tank prior to bottling.
Nose: Intensity aromas, white flowers, fennel, small season stone fruits, litchis, peach notes, balsamic and spring water.
Taste: Fresh, uncutous and structured. Exotic fruits scents, grapefruit, fresh herbs, mint and a perfectly integrated acidity and a final long taste.
Color: Very bright straw yellow with greenish gleams.
Gastronomy: Shellfish, simply cooked, or raw.
Casal de Armán Blanco is the flagship wine of the winery. It is 90% Treixadura in a blend that includes Godello and Albariño, the traditional blend of the family. It is made using grapes only from estate vineyards.
Talking About the Wines:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct '21 gave 92 points to 2020 Casal de Armán Blanco. “A silky blend of Treixadura (90%) with smaller parts Godello and Albarino, this shows a dense mouthfeel with plenty of stony character. Layers of buttered brioche and bitter lemon combine with salty and earthy undertones on the palate. Enjoy this beauty at a slightly warmer temperature."
-Vinous Media, June '21 gave 91 points to 2019 Casal de Armán Blanco. “Bright, green-tinged yellow. Highly perfumed Meyer lemon, peach and melon aromas pick up a floral topnote with air. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors that show fine definition and back-end thrust. The velvety, persistent finish repeats the floral note and shows bright, minerally cut.”
-International Wine Review, Jan '21 gave 92 points to 2019 Casal de Armán Blanco. "This blend of Treixadura, Albariño and Godello is clean and crisp with a nose of orchard fruit, white flowers, and a hint of citrus. It has firm acidity and a mineral-like texture and finishes very clean and fresh. An excellent food wine. A blend of 90% Treixadura, 5% Albariño, and 5% Godello all from estate vineyards, whole berry pressed in a pneumatic press and fermented in stainless steel."