Sonia Costa - Lagar de Costa, Cambados, Pontevedra
Cambados, the seaside town looking out over the Ría de Arousa in the heart of Galicia’s Rias Baixas region is the home of albariño.
Sonia is a third generation of this historic century old family business with vineyards that run down to the Atlantic Ocean, some vines are over fifty years old and yields are kept well below D.O. average.
Quality is rigorously controlled both in their vineyards - which sit a mere 30m above sea level - and in the winery where traditional techniques are employed.
Tasting: From Lagar de Costa’s oldest vines, over 100 years of age! This sumptuous, engaging Albariño shows light anise, grapefruit, lemon peel, white apricot and a backdrop of salinity, minerals and the laser like acidity that you would expect from the grape.
Viva La Vid — a
Espadeiro 100% from strains between 30 and 200 years old. Aged during 8 months in 225 litre barrels and approximate annual production of 450 liters. Bottled without clarifying or filtering. Comes to the market during the fall.
Current Harvest: 2017
Variety: Espadeiro 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12% Vol.
Total acidity: 5.95 GR/L. In tartaric acid
Volatile acidity: 0.72 GR/L. In acetic acid
Free Sulphur: 24 mg/L.
Total sulphurous: 75 mg/L.
Cherry red colour of medium-low layer, light balsamic notes, floral (violet), and red fruits (cherries) soft mouth, with good acidity, new red fruits, cherries, sweet tannins, fresh, very Atlantic.
90 Parker points. Viva La Vid —a 2013. Wine Advocate Magazine