FRORE DE CARME
D.O. - RÍAS BAIXAS - SPAIN
Region / Sub-Region: Spain, Rías Baixas, Salnés Valley.
Grapes: 100% Albariño, average age of the vineyards 30 years.
Soil: Granite sandy soils.
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic.
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging: 1.2 years aged on fine lees in stainless steel (monthly bâtonnage) and 6 months bottle aged.
Residual sugar: Less than 1.5 g/l.
Nose: Nuances of hay, brioche, and minerality combined with orchard fruit, lemon zest, and white flowers.
Taste: Dense, full bodied, well balanced in fruit and alcohol. Elegant, long, and tantalizing.
Color: Straw-like yellow, bright, and sharp trimmed.
Gastronomy: Perfect with all types of shellfish, fresh and raw fish, white meats like chicken thighs.
Cork: Glass cork. No cork problems.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media, June ’21, gave 93 points to 2015 Frore de Carme. “Light yellow-gold. A highly complex bouquet evokes fresh orchard, pit and citrus fruits, smoky lees and pungent flowers. Silky and sharply delineated on the palate, offering concentrated white peach, pear and Meyer lemon flavors that acquire a suggestion of honey with aeration. Fleshy and densely packed but lithe as well, finishing very long and seamless, with a smoky mineral flourish.”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18, gave 93 points to 2013 Frore de Carme, wine is listed “Year’s Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18, gave 90 points to 2013 Frore de Carme. “The 2013 “Sólo Albariño, Doble Lías” from Frore de Carme is a lovely example of mature Albariño that is still drinking beautifully and bright and vibrant on both the nose and palate. The secondary layers of complexity inform the nose of fresh lime, a bit of pineapple, lovely leesy tones, salty minerality, candied citrus peel and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, complex and well-balanced, with a fine core, still very good acidity and a long, focused and classy finish. This is at its peak at age five, but still has plenty of life ahead of it.”