A2O Albariño Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2016

Bodegas Castro Martin

Terroir: A2O is sourced from 11 hectares within the family vineyards of El Pazo, Castrelo, Cunchidos and Caeiro within the Val do Salnés sub region of Rias Baixas. The vineyards sit at an elevation between 160 to 820 feet with plantings of 1100 vines per hectare. Vines average 20 to 50 years old and are trained using the Pergola system to enhance air circulation and minimize any risk of disease. Soils here are sandy with a mixture of granite and quartz.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested using small baskets to avoid bruising of the grapes and are then sorted upon arrival at the winery. Following a gentle pressing the juice is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where it will remain, on its lees for 5 to 6 months. Wines are cold stabilized and gently filtered prior to bottling.

Additional Information

A clean and intensely fresh wine that exhibits all the typical characteristics of the Albariño grape variety. Ripe and aromatic, with overtones of peach, melon and honey, offset by a crisp tangy acidity that helps to balance the rich fruit flavors. A well-rounded wine with a long, mellow, honeyed finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Galicia
  • Winemaker: Angela Martin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Granite, Quartz
  • Vineyard Acreage: 11ha
  • Avg Vine Age: 20-50 years
  • Alcohol: >13%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Albariño

Recent Press

  • Paste Magazine Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
    A-to-the-O, not A-twenty. Intense aromatics and feisty acidity. This ones on the ripe side, exhibiting notes of melon and peach, with a little lemon and a clean and slightly honeyed finish. Serve it well-chilled. Its a coast-loving grape and goes perfectly with simply prepared seafood. It can also be a friend to potato salad, spring rolls, or burrata.

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