Maior De Mendoza Fulget Albarino
A controlled vineyard (15 has.) in the sub-zone of the Salnes Valley, within the “Rías Baixas” Denomination of Origin. Vines are 25 years old.
Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut. To favour maximum exposure to the sun canopies were trimmed in August. During the ripening period, a detailed analysis of plots kept checking on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place between September 16th - 23th, finding the optimum level of maturation for each plot. All these works are made by hand.
Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and stored in a refrigerated lorry whilst inside the vineyard and immediately transported to the Wine Cellar where cold pellicular maceration was applied on an average of 5 hours. Alcoholic fermentation took place over 21 days at a controlled temperature (16ºC-18ºC).
Straw yellow with slight greenish, limpid and bright. Aromatically, of medium-high intensity with stone fruits (peach, medlar....), white fruits (apple, pear....), tropical and balsamic reminders. Good acidity in the mouth, grassy, very fruity, long and balanced.
Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d´oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, pasta, white meats and oriental cuisine. It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12ºC.