EIRA DOS MOUROS
D.O. RIBEIRO, SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O. Ribeiro, Avia valley.
Grapes: 100% Treixadura.
Vineyard: 100% estate fruit.
Soil: Granite, Sand, and Slate.
Vinification: Grape selection is done at the vineyard, then cold maceration of the whole grape cluster. Pressed and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Stabilized for some months in vats until it’s bottled in June.
Nose: Fresh, vivid, bright, with notes of exotic tropical fruits, mango and quince.
Taste: A pleasant and long finish with beautiful minerality. Lovely purity of fruit. Finishes with floral notes and spice.
Color: Very bright straw yellow with greenish gleams.
Gastronomy: Perfect with salty fish, such as sardines, or mackerel.
Eira dos Mouros is Galician language. Eira translates to Medicine woman or Chaman, which are still present in every town in Galicia. These Chamans resembled nature doctors. Mouros translates to little walls for wine terraces. These words combined, Eira Dos Mouros, translates to “The Medicine woman of the walled terraced vineyard.”
Talking About the Wines:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct '21 gave 92 points to 2020 Eira dos Mouros (white). "The 2020 Eira Dos Mouros shows really good tension and softness mid-palate. Shades of Marcona almond, wild mushroom and tobacco leaf all brilliantly combine on the palate. With beautiful length this outstanding 100% Treixadura wine will cellar well for another eight years."
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug '21 gave 92 points to 2019 Eira dos Mouros (white). “Succulent lime and green pear flavors last through this floral treixadura. It has just enough richness to feel elegant, then the fruit lasts along with mild smokiness in the finish. For shellfish, whether raw or lightly poached.”
-Vinous Media, June '21 gave 90 points to 2019 Eira dos Mouros (white). “Glistening straw-gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of lemon pith, quince and fresh melon, along with dusty floral and ginger accents. Nervy and taut on the palate, showing firm backbone and spicy lift to the juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Honeysuckle and fennel notes emerge on a clinging, mineral-driven finish that shows fine definition and final cut.”