2021 Coto de Gomariz 'Gomariz X' Albariño Ribeiro
Gomariz X is a wine made from Albariño and a small amount of Treixadura from a single farm, As Penelas, located in the Gomariz valley. It is a 1-hectare farm planted on 14 slopes with schist soils.
The grapes are manually harvested and placed in 18-kg boxes, with grape selection in the vineyard and the winery. After a soft pressing, the must is selected, and after the static settling process, it starts to ferment at a low temperature with native yeasts and ending it with commercial yeasts. It is left to stand for a few months in stainless steel deposits.
Tasting Notes: Gomariz X is an aromatic, nervy and refreshing wine. Ripe white fruit with prevailing citrus notes that give it a lot of freshness. In the mouth it is easy to drink and direct. Its final mineral touch gives it very long finish.
Coto de Gomariz is the oldest registered vineyard reserve in the Spanish peninsula. It is located in the valley of Gomariz, where wines have been made since the 10th century. For centuries, it has belonged to different ecclesiastical orders. It was not until the middle of the 19th century, with the confiscation of Madoz, that it was passed on to a private owner, leaving it distributed among different wineries and small winegrowers.
One of these private owners was the Carreiro family. In the 70s, Ricardo Carreiro Ameijeiras started to recover native varieties, and in 1980 they bottled their first wines. Xose Lois Sebio, technical director and oenologist since 2001, started to cultivate the farms using organic and biodynamic principles. Currently, most of the 24 hectares they own in Gomariz are cultivated using natural viticulture (following the Fukuoka theories). This way of working with the vineyards, the different soils (granite sands, clay and schist) and a unique microclimate, are the ideal conditions to achieve authentic wines that reflect the personality of the area where they are born.
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