Ribeiro has long been regarded as a bit of a bulk region in NW Spain, good for simple fragrant whites and juicy reds but not much else. The dominant white grape is Treixadura, which often clings to terraces in this attractive verdant region. However things are changing and as in other parts of Spain, it's fascinating to see what happens if you take fomer workhorse grapes and make wines from low yielding old-vines examples.
That's what's happened here and I'm delighted to have found this amazing wine, made from just 12 hectares of mainly Treixadura, grown on granite sand and schist slopes in the Avia valley. A new project, by Quinta de Couselo, this wine is very limey and moreish and has an eternal finish.
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A small family producer, with around 4 hectares of vines, their history of Txakoli production can be traced back at least 150 years. Proud of their artisan methods, the family controls every step of the process from grape to bottle - "pampering" every bunch of grapes, according to their website....
5th Generation Txakoli growers with an Atlantic view for inspiration. But rather than wallow in tradition, this producer looks to the future, making some of the best wines in the region and being confident enough to experiment with different styles and whacky packaging. This is their top Txakoli and the...
Terras Gauda is a large and reliable producer of Albariños and other Galician whites, based in the O-Rosal subzone of the Rías Baixas region. This verdant area is the furthest south of the region and this has no doubt contributed to the slightly weightier, peachy style of white here. Whilst large,...
I used to help make this wine back in 2004 and I've been in love with the intoxicating heady lychee perfume ever since. A rare grape in Spain but one that excels here. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.