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:
-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."
-A View From the Cellar, Nov - Dec '20 gave 90 points to 2019 to 2019 Casal de Armán Blanco, “The 2019 Casal de Armán Blanco is made principally from Treixadura, with five percent each of Albariño and Godello co-planted in the vineyards. The élevage is done in stainless steel for nine months prior to bottling. The bouquet is bright and inviting, offering up scents of tart orange, green olive, salty, stony soil tones and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is vibrant, medium-full and zesty, with a good core and soil signature, lovely acids and a long, bouncy and complex finish. This is very tasty!"
-Wine Spectator, Jan 31- Feb 29, ’20 gave 91 points to 2017 Casal de Armán Blanco. Spotlight on Spanish Whites of Guide to Smart Buys