"Labor day might have passed, but we are hanging onto summer, and frankly white wine season never ends in our world! We are knocked onto the floor by this Galician.
Cortezada is a single vineyard along a tributary of the Sil. The vineyard faces largely West, and is extremely steep. Small terraces cover the hillsides, and working by hand is the only choice - sometimes even by boat. The wine ages without lees in stainless steel tanks for 6 months with additional time in bottle before release.
The trio of 40% Godello, 40% Albariño, and 20% Treixadura hits all the notes. Pear, grapefuit, lemon peel, sea shells, but beyond the plethora of aromas and flavors, it is the texture that is so superb. The wine is bright with a bracing mineral-driven acidity, while possesing a luxurious midpalate that wraps around your tongue.
It's the aforementioned blend that makes the magic happen; godello bringing wild aromatics, albariño the ripping acid, and traixadura adding the lushness."
About The Producer:
Fernando González Riveiro and Ana Pérez began by tending their 5 hectares of old vines in the Amandi subzone of Ribeira Sacra over 30 years ago. Amandi is the micro-canyon that has been carved out over millennia, through schist and slate-rich hills, by the River Sil.
Fernando and Ana's grapes are organic and they follow many biodynamic principles. Grapes are foot trodden and fermentations are long and slow with only natural yeasts.