Alcohol Grade: 12.5%
Aging/ Vinification: Hand-harvested in the morning to retain maximum freshness and aromas. Destemmed and soaked on the skins briefly before going into the press. Nothing is added to the juice at this time. Native yeast fermentation takes place in stainless steel, after which the wine rests on lees for 6 months before being filtered and bottled. Minimum amount of sulphites are added to the wine.
Best to have it: 8-10ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Bodega Fento Wines
Eulogio Pomares, winemaker at Zárate and something of a magician with the Albariño grape, was asked by his colleagues at Fento to be the winemaker of a new venture. The vines are grown at the bottom of the Rías Baixas appellation, on the banks of the river Minho, which forms a natural border between Spain and its neighbor Portugal. The wines from this area are a bit less acidic and produce a slight rounder palate without losing any of the typical Rías Baixas freshness.
At Fento they farm as respectfully to nature as possible, they let vegetation grow underneath Pergola trained vines, a system that is traditional to the region. One of Eulogio’s great talents is to bring terroir into the bottle and this is seen in a brilliant background of minerality in all these very well-priced wines.
In Galicia the rivers do not reach the sea: it is the estuaries that reach the sea. One of these beaches lends its name to this wine, displaying the treasures of nature more beautiful and vivid than ever.
Rías Baixas: location and climate: In a beautiful green valley, Rías Baixas has been called the Garden of Eden. The cool and wet climate is influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Nevertheless, there are various microclimates in the five sub-areas into which the Denomination of Origin is divided.