|Grape/Varietal : Treixadura||Color : White|
|Origin : Spain||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Galicia||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Ailalá-Ailalelo, whose name is found in traditional Galician folk songs and which means happiness (think of a variant of “Olé!), is a relatively new project, a collaboration between three expert winemakers situated in the most ancient valley in the Ribeiro DO, the Avia valley. The young oenologists behind the wines are Xosé Lois Sebio, Inma Pazos from Coto de Gomariz, and Miguel Montoto, owner of several small vineyards in the area and Inma's husband. Together they have created two wines, a white and a red,that express the incredible terroir of the region. Sábrego, the local name for the soil here, a granitic base with a mixture of sand and clay, lends a fresh and approachable style that is reflected through the biodynamically-farmed vineyards. These are remarkable wines at a fair price that show the historic potential cool-climate Spain.
100% Treixadura, a grape typically blended with Albariño, Loureira and/or Godello. The winemakers at Ailala believe that when handled correctly, Treixadura can make a truly compelling white wine. The grapes were picked early in the morning, gently pressed, allowed to ferment using only natural yeasts, and kept on their gross lees for four months, with regular battonage. The wine is pale gold in color with lively reflections. There are clean, powerful aromatics on the nose with apricot, white flowers and a sort of saline, sea-shell undertone. Spices such as clove, mint and fennel are also present. The palate displays sweet lemon and ripe melon with plenty of zing and grapefruit peel. A wine of great complexity and style with lots of density and persistence. This wine makes the argument for Treixadura as a truly noble grape.
Pairs Well With:
Salt Cod Tortilla
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