2021 Fento Wines 'Bico da Ran' Albarino Rias Baixas
Winemaker Notes: Bico da Ran is made with grapes from the best vineyards of Salnés. The grapes are harvested in the morning to retain maximum aroma and freshness. The must drained is cold fermented using yeasts that highlight the primary varietal aromas. Once complete, the wine is cold stabilised and filtered to preserve the aroma and freshness. The wine is bottled at a winery in Meis, Pontevedra.
In a beautiful green valley, Rías Baixas has been called the Garden of Eden. The cool and wet climate is influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, nevertheless there are various microclimates in the five sub-areas into which the Denomination of Origin is divided.this is the lowest area, with an altitude below 300m, near the sea and associated with the lower section the river Umia and its mouth at Cambados, which leads to the climatic characteristics of the Atlantic influence that result in mild temperatures and high precipitation that is well distributed, although diminishing in summer.
Fento Wines was created in August of 2012. It is a young, family business that makes wines that reflect the strength of the grapes and their nuances, but which comes with a new focus and presentation. A personal enterprise that combines natural viticulture with new techniques.
In relation to viticulture, we work with local Rias Baixas grape varieties, giving great importance to the grape-earth-climate-winemaker aspects. Recently we have gone beyond the natural border by co-existing with the Portuguese Dão designation. We count on the assistance of small winemakers, something which is vital if you want to achieve rational work that respects the environment. Many vines use spontaneous vegetation coverage to obtain more concentrated grapes, to improve the soil's structure and avoid erosion.