ENVIDIACOCHINA, TÉTE DE CUVÉE
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: 6 months aging on fine lees in stainless steel with weekly bâtonnage. Then this wine is blended with 15% of Frore de Carme wine from the previous vintage that has 12.5 months aging.
Residual sugar: Less than 2 g/l.
Nose: Candied citrus, nectarines and peaches, white flowers, mineral.
Taste: Very elegant, ripe fruits, and balsamic from lees, licorice and fennel.
Color: Straw, light golden yellow with glints of green, neat, and shiny.
Gastronomy: Perfect with all types of seafood, oysters, fish tacos, fresh pastas, white meats.
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Talking About the Wines:
-A View from the Cellar, March '23 gave 90 points to 2021 Envidiacochina. “The 2021 Albariño “Tête de Cuvée” bottling from Envidiacochina (the brand name for the Frore de Carma winery) is crafted from thirty year-old vines grown on granitic soils. The wine is given six months aging on its fine lees prior to bottling. It offers up a deep and nicely concentrated nose that shows the classical nature of the cooler 2021 vintage in Rías Baixas, as it wafts from the glass in a mix of fresh lime, tart orange, briny ocean tones, wet stone minerality and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and zesty, with a lovely core, excellent mineral undertow, fine focus and a long, well-balanced and complex finish. Good juice.”
-Wine Spectator, Oct '22 gave 91 points to 2020 Envidiacochina. “A light- to medium-bodied Albariño, with rich juiciness to the flavors of baked peach, passion fruit, star anise and honeycomb. Well-balanced by an underscoring tang of salty minerality, this is light on its feet and elegant. Lingering, spiced finish.”
-Vinous Media, June '21 gave 92 points to 2018 Envidiacochina. “Pale chartreuse. Vibrant citrus zest, quince, pear and honeysuckle aromas show fine clarity and minerally lift. Tightly focused and dry on the palate, offering fresh citrus and orchard fruit flavors that deepen slowly with air. Shows firm grip and nervy mineral cut on the impressively long, detailed finish, which leaves a hint of saltiness behind.”