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:
-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.”
-International Wine Review, Dec '20, gave 92 points to 2019 Envidiacochina. -“A complex nose of stone fruit, citrus, and a hint of thyme leads to a full, flavorful and creamy palate that exudes a lemon curd flavor that persists on a rich, long finish with excellent balancing acidity. A delicious and unique Albariño. 100% Albariño from vines of an average 30 years of age, fermented with ambient yeasts in stainless steel and aged 6 months with weekly battonage, after which it is blended with 15% of Frore de Carme Albariño from the previous vintage.”