Story of the wine:
Albarino is a very old variety grown in north-west Spain, in the region of Galicia, and in northern Portugal. In Spain it is the dominant white variety in the DO of Rias Baixas with 90% of the vineyards. The region was considerably revived in the 1980s with replanting of better quality vines, almost entirely Albarino, and the DO was created in 1988. The name Rias refers to the flooded coastal valleys that can go up to 30 km inland. This wine is from a vineyard in the sub-zone of Condado de Tea, (Condado is Spanish for district) which is inland and benefits from the granitic subsoil. Torre Fornelos refers to a ruined 12th century tower next to the vineyards.
Area: From a large single vineyard in the Condado sub zone next to the border with Portugal.
Training system: Cordon
Vines per ha.: 3,000
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Av. age of vines: 30 years old
Vinification: Each parcel picked at various altitudes is vinified separately. After a soft pressing there is a 14 day fermentation at about 150C.There is no malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: The wine is aged in stainless steel vats. Then in December or January it is bottled and released after a month.
Regional dish for this wine recommended by the producer: Pulpa a Feira (literally “fair style octopus”) – boiled octopus sprinkled with coarse salt and paprika and drizzled with olive oil.
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours and a full long finish.
2) Galicia’s Rias Baixas region in Spain’s north west corner is rightly coming into its own as a producer of top class white wines. A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours and a full long finish.
Country: Spain Region: Puga - Rias Baixas Grape: 100% Albarino Product code: 5600 Pack size: 6x75cl
Morgadío is the easternmost inland estate in D.O. Rías Baixas, located in the subdistrict of Condado do Tea. Albariño's revelation as one of the wine world's noble white varieties is due in large part to work done at this property from the mid '80s to the mid '90s.