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Do Ferreiro Albarino 2019
Wine Advocate 92
"The first of the 2019 Albario was already bottled, but it is still a bit reductive (the back labels of ALL their wines show the bottling date, to know how long with lees) and needs a little bit of time in the glass, so decanting in advance might be a good idea. In these circumstances, I guide myself by the palate, which is vibrant and has very high acidity but is very balanced, ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#40520
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Wine Advocate 92
"The first of the 2019 Albario was already bottled, but it is still a bit reductive (the back labels of ALL their wines show the bottling date, to know how long with lees) and needs a little bit of time in the glass, so decanting in advance might be a good idea. In these circumstances, I guide myself by the palate, which is vibrant and has very high acidity but is very balanced, even if the wine has less alcohol than the 2018. They started harvesting early; the low yields gave power, and the early harvest brought high acidity. It's tasty and saline, with the granite minerality."

Highly regarded for crafting albario, Do Ferreiro has become a reference point for the grape. They farm over 175 tiny plots of albario by hand, all located in the Salns subzone of Ras Baixas. This valleys proximity to the ocean, ideal climate due to the natural protection by mountain ranges, and decomposed granitic soil have gained the reputation for being the best zone in Ras Baixas for growing profound albario. The blend of these plots is what makes up Do Ferreiro Albario. No other grape varieties or regions are blended into Do Ferreiro, as is common with many albario wines. Fermentations are exclusively carried out by native yeasts.
About Do Ferreiro
Do Ferreiro was founded in 1973 and is currently run by Gerardo Méndez, son Manuel, who shares winemaking duties, and daughter Encarna, who manages the family business. Gerardo was part of the original group of fourteen growers who elevated the region's potential and played a key role in the formation of the original Rías Baixas DO in 1988. The Méndez family home sits at the foot of the Armenteira mountain range, where it's protected from the fog in the Ría de Arousa to the south. Directly in front of the house lies the famed "Cepas Vellas" or "Old Vines" vineyard, home to 250 year-old vines and one of the few surviving pre-phylloxera vineyards in Rías Baixas.

Gerardo and Manuel follow organic farming principles, avoiding the use of pesticides and non-organic fertilizers, and use indigenous yeasts in fermenting the wines. They farm over 175 plots of albariño in the Salnés Valley sub-zone. The valley's proximity to the ocean and protection by mountain ranges has given it the reputation as being the best area in Rías Baixas for viticulture.
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