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:
-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.”
-International Wine Review, Jan '21 gave 91 points to 2019 Eira dos Mouros (white). "This is an incredible wine for the price. It shows a sense of terroir with distinctive aromas and flavors. The nose is floral and herbal with juicy fruit and hints of white pepper. It’s creamy in the mouth with notes of perfumed fruit and mouthwatering acidity. The finish is long and particularly flavorful at the back of the mouth. 100% Treixadura sorted in the field, cold soaked, then pressed and fermented in stainless steel."
-A View From The Cellar, Nov - Dec '20 gave 91 points to 2019 Eira dos Mouros (white). “The 2019 Eira Dos Mouros Blanco from Bodegas Casal de Armán is pure Treixadura, with the wine fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks. The wine is excellent on the nose, wafting from the glass in a mix of green apple, limepeel, granite, a touch of green olive and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is vibrant, complex and full-bodied, with a lovely core, fine stony undertow, bright acids and a long, focused and very classy finish. This is really lovely in 2019 and an absolute steal for the price!"