Gomariz X (750ml)
Nestled at the eastern edge of Galicia, the Ribeiro DO is split by three rivers. Coto de Gomariz is located in the zone of Ribeiro where the slopes overlook the Avia river and consists of 27 hectares. Shisteous, granitic and sandy soils, steep slopes, tiny yields and a unique microclimate make this spot ideal for growing the local varieties which include Treixadura, Godello, Loureira and Albariño. Owner Ricardo Carreiro and winemaker Xosé Lois Sebio have introduced biodynamic principles, and are producing high quality and characterful wines.
The nose of lime zest, crisp green apples and apricot, with fantastic minerality and slight richness on the palate from lees contact. Pair this with the freshest seafood, such as langoustines or clams.
Mainly Albarino (95%) sourced from the single vineyard “As Penelas” in the village of Gomariz. Soils are mainly clay and vineyard altitude is 200 metres above sea level. A unique microclimate created by the Avia river causes summers to be hotter than usual in Galicia, and winters to be mild and humid. The vineyards is non-certified organic with many biodynamic practices being employed. The remaining 5% of the blend is Treixadura. Grapes are hand harvested into 18 kg plastic-crates and transferred to a sorting table. They are de-stemmed, crushed and lightly pressed. Free-run juice is cold settled and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel vats using wild yeasts, before being bottled on a Flower Day, according to the Biodynamic calendar.