White Wine Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022
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This is a truly remarkable Spanish white wine. A varietal Albariño, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is sourced from pre-phylloxeric vines planted in sandy soils in the Salnés Valley, DO Rías Baixas. The vines are over 200 years old (!!).
The harvest was carried out manually in little boxes. Interestingly, 10% of the grapes were left in the vineyards so they could develop the Botrytis cinerea fungus - the legendary noble rot that, when appropriately managed, brings an exceptional texture and complexity to a wine.
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.
The alcoholic fermentation of this white wine from Rías Baixas took place in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts.
After that, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022 was aged on its lees for over a period of 12 months.
The production of this white wine aged on lees is very limited.
The wine Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is pale yellow with some greenish glints and golden tinges.
Remarkably expressive, as expected from an old-vines varietal Albariño. 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.
Textured, rich and ever-evolving, this wine of Gerardo Méndez has a lively acidity and an intricately detailed texture, full of nuance and finesse. Lively notes of bitter herbs, citrus, passion fruit, aniseed and cream. Long, smokey-mineral finish with a remarkable longitude. Impressive ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
One of the best Albariños produced in Spain, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022 is a first-class white wine.
Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2021:
Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2020:
Enterwine 95. Parker 96.
Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2019:
Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2018:
Enterwine 96. Parker 95.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in tanks|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|