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Coto de Gomariz X Albariño D.O. Ribeiro 2020
Regular price$29.95per bottle
($359.40per case) 12 bottles per case
Mineral & Zesty
Ricardo Carreiro founded Coto de Gomariz in the seventies, when he managed to return to his land after emigrating to South America like so many other Galicians. His dream was to make wines and restore Gomariz's prestige as a historical vineyard. Known as the "Golden Mile" of the Ribeiro since the 10th century, Gomariz is the oldest Viticultural Reserve in the Iberian Peninsula and has exceptional characteristics for growing grapes.
X is for "xisto," the Galician spelling of schist, the dominant soil in the vineyards used for this wine:As Penelas and O Taboleiro. This is a rare bottling, as it is made mostly from Albariño, a grape that does not abound in the Riberio region.
It has an expressive nose that goes beyond the pure varietal expression, and the palate reveals great elegance, intense and powerful, with developed flavours. They like ripe and flavourful fruit here but not over-ripeness. This comes from vines planted in 2001, and the wine is produced in a traditional way, bottled unoaked after time in contact with the lees.