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Tomada de Castro

Flor de Verano Albariño 2021 (750 ml)

Flor de Verano Albariño 2021 (750 ml)

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Flor de Verano is the winery’s entry-level wine coming from the lowest elevation vineyard on the property. Closer to the sea, and with more moisture from the northwest rains affecting this vineyard, the fruit is destined to become a delightfully fresh and enjoyable wine that showcases the climate of the area, as well as the granite soils beneath. Low-temperature, natural yeast fermentation makes for a wine that has so much personality and liveliness in the finished bottle, that it showcases the talents of the estate marvelously. There are remarkable amounts of delicious fruit in the wine, with bright citrus tones, green apple, and pear, yet remains to have stony minerality, and lovely acid that is prevalent across the palate. This easy-drinking Albariño is perfect for enjoying in the sunshine, or to accompany a big plate of delicious seafood and rice.

Tomada de Castro comes from Val do Salnés, the original and oldest sub-zone of the Rias Baixas D.O. in northwest Spain. Elisabeth and her father Carlos started this incredible family-run Adega in 1998, producing their own wines in a region that is farmed in tiny individual parcels. Their estate fruit (only 7 hectares) is grown in pergola using sustainable methods, encouraging the vines to draw necessary nutrients from the natural soils and climate. Likewise in the cellar, this team practices minimal intervention, using only the native yeasts for fermentations, working with the indigenous Albariño variety (which when harvested sees only a small bit of sulfur to prevent oxidation), and allowing the wine to express the different plots of their land without the use of oak, and only sees additional sulfites just before the final bottling. The result is true Albariño, full of character and with exceptional quality and an authentic group behind the bottle.

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