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:
-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
-Wine Spectator, December 19’ gave 90 points to 2017 Casal de Armán Blanco. "Expressive, generous and lively, offering flinty and briny notes, with pear and quine flavors, followed by floral and spice details."
-Wine Spectator, July 19’ gave 92 points to 2016 Casal de Armán Blanco.”This white is generous and expressive. The round texture carries bright notes of quinine, heather and grapefruit, with peace and blood orange flavors adding depth. Harmonious.