This wine is truly amazing. A single varietal Albariño, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is made from pre-phylloxeric vines planted in sandy soils in the Salnés Valley. Incredibly, the vines are over 200 years old.
Harvest of this Spanish white wine from Rías Baixas was carried out manually in little boxes. Interestingly, 10% of the grapes were left in the vineyards so they could develop noble rot, an overripeness that, when appropriately managed, brings an exceptional texture and complexity to the wines.
Once the grapes were brought to the facilities of the Gerardo Méndez winery, they were destemmed and cold-soaked for 12 to 24 hours prior to fermentation.
Fermentation of this Albariño white wine took place in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts.
After that, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2017 was aged on its lees for over a period of 12 months.
Drink over the next 10 years.
The wine Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas has a very bright, clean, pale yellor colour with some greenish glints and golden tinges.
Fabulously expressive, as expected from an Albariño from centenary vineyards. Varietal notes of ripe white fruit, citrus, quince, tropical fruit, white flowers, dim herbaceous notes, some mineral undertones and notions of smoke and cream. Incipient complexity that will surely increase over the next years.
Creamy, straight and ever-evolving, this white wine by Gerardo Méndez has a lively acidity and an intrincately detailed texture, full of nuance and finesse. Lively notes of bitter herbs, citrus, passion fruit, aniseed and cream. Long, smoky-mineral finish with a remarkable longitude. Impressive ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
One of the best Albariños produced in Spain, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2017 is an immemorial white wine from Rías Baixas with a radiant future.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in tanks|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted fish, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Lively and Fresh, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|