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:
-International Wine Report, Oct ’22, gave 93 points to 2017 Frore de Carme. “A superb ambrosia for the gods. Intense aromatics of tangerine marmalade, peach, honeysuckle, and lemon curd danish. Fruit forward and juicy yet dry and elegant. Tannin balances perfectly with a resonating acidity. Meyer lemon, nectarine and baked pineapple coat the mouth while a well-placed mineral undertone carries through a long flavorful finish.”
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct ’21, gave 90 points to 2016 Frore de Carme. “Fresh and vibant, the ‘Frore de Carme’ revels in its light orchard fruits, lime zest and salted Macadamia nut flavors. Enjoy in the short-term.”
-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.”