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:
-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 91 points to 2018 Eira Dos Mouros (white). “The 2018 Eira Dos Mouros Blanco from Casal de Arman is composed entirely of Treixadura, grown on a combination of granite, slate and sandy soils. The wine is excellent on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet wafting from the glass in a mix of fresh lime, tart pear, spring flowers, a hint of green olive and a beautifully complex base of minerality. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and focused, with an excellent core of fruit, fine soil signature, zesty acids and impressive length and grip on the complex and very well-balanced finish. First class Treixadura!”
-Wine Spectator, Jan 31- Feb 29, ’20 90 points to 2017 Eira dos Mouros White. Spotlight on Spanish Whites of Guide to Smart Buys.
- Wine Spectator, July 19’ gave 92 points to 2017 Eira dos Mouros White. “This expressive white offers flint and briny notes, with pear and quince flavors, finishing with floral and spice details. Generous and lively.