Salnes, Rias Baixas, Spain
Wine Advocate 93 points!
Do Ferreiro Albarino is a beautiful white wine gem from Galicia in the northwest of Spain. This winery, founded in 1973, is currently run by Gerardo Méndez. Gerardo owns 10 hectares, three of which are over 50 years old, and one of which is over 200 years old. The vineyards follow organic guidelines, avoiding the use of pesticides and non-organic fertilizers. In addition, Gerardo is devoted to the use of indigenous yeasts believing that through their usage the true qualities of his terruño can appear. Gerardo farms over 130 plots of Albariño, all located in the sub-zone of Salnès. This valley's proximity to the ocean and protection by mountain ranges has gained it the reputation for being the best area in Rías Baixas for viticulture. The blend of Gerardo's plots is what makes up the Do Ferreiro Albariño.
"The 2018 Albariño was very expressive after some time in the glass. This is their house wine, produced with grapes from the 11 hectares and up to 164 plots they work in the Salnés up to 22 kilometers from their winery in Meaño. The wine is very elegant in 2018; it's vibrant and tasty, with the granite sapidity and the salty finish. I tasted a bottle from the end of June 2019, when the wine had had longer time sur lie, and the year in bottle does it good. 70,000 bottles produced. Drink 2020-2026."-Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, 93 points!
Enjoy Do Ferreiro Albarino with poached salmon, grilled chicken, shellfish and spicy Asian dishes.