Clásico Albariño 2019
Famed producer Marcos Lojo was born in the Salnés Valley, a region of Pontevedra considered the cradle of Albariño. He spent much of his career exploring the unique terroirs and expressions of the region. He is very much an authority on Albariño. Today he is technical director overseeing the production of the wines of Premium Fincas. Premium Fincas is a viticultural group based in Hong Kong that has wineries in Rioja, Ribera del Ruedo, and Rueda.
The experience and the knowledge he obtained of the area and the Albariño grape led to the selection of 12 Salnés Valley winemakers with vineyards in privileged lands producing high quality fruit for the Clásico Albariño. Some of the vineyards are planted for more than 70 years in the areas of: A Carabuxeira (Sanxenxo), Padrenda (Meaño), Cabeza de Boi (Meis), A Pedreira (Sisán) Castrelo (Cambados) and Lores (Meaño).
The Designation of Origin (D.O.) Rias Baixas is fully integrated into the great Atlantic region, with four full seasons . It provides a great variance of temperature and rainfall, and moderated by the influence of the Gulf Stream. In Winter, Atlantic storms arrive bringing heavy rainfall and with little marked differences between day and night temperatures. Spring is early and rainy. In early summer the Azores anticyclone settles over the western Atlantic, preventing the passage of atmospheric disturbances. Rainfall is infrequent and temperatures are consistent. In this season the soils are dry and the vines become mildly stressed from the increased temperature. And because of the sandy soil that helps drainage. In autumn, just after harvest, the storms arrive again one after another, refreshing the soils and vines before winter’s hibernation period.
The Rías Baixas and in particular the vineyards where the Chan de Rosas Clásico Albariño grapes grow, are located next to the Ria de Arousas Sea. The soil shallows but well-drains, formed from the decomposition of the granitic rocks. It results in a sandy soil and acidic structure. Both the location of the land and the type of soil provides the wines a characteristic albariño notes of crisp fruits, salinity and minerality.
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