Located in the northwest Spanish peninsula, Rías Baixas is best known for its extraordinary wines made from the Albariño variety. The name of the region is from the Galician language, Gallego, which means “low estuary”. It is here the Atlantic Ocean makes inroads into the land amidst legendary forests to form the ‘Rías Baixas’. Weather here is very special, with mild winters and a lot of rain (600–1600 mm per year), which continues through early spring. Summer is the driest season in this area bringing very mild temperatures. Soils are very poor in nutrients, with high acidity content on a variety of terrains including sand, granite and slate. Typical Rías Baixas parcels are very small (the average is less than ½ ha), owned and tended by family growers who then work in cooperation with larger facilities. Bodegas Eidosela is one such organization, with the combined efforts of 61 growers, encompassing 45 hectares. Vines are trimmed in pergolas at approximately 2 meters high to avoid the humidity caused by the high rainfall, and to help manage the canopy by allowing as much sunlight as possible. From individual plots which average less than one hectare in size, most oriented to the south on the slopes and banks of the Miño River. Soils are characterized by slight acidity with granite and sandy compositions. Vinification and aging done strictly in stainless steel tanks. Alcohol: 12.5% The cooler, higher elevation Condado do Tea subregion gives rise to a fresh, precise expression of Albariño. Clean and tangy with notes of citrus and pit fruits, Eidosela is a light & zippy example of the uniqueness of this small microclimate. The juicy flavors are underlined by a saline minerality, giving the wine surprising depth and complexity.
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