(2023) One of the founding wineries of the Rias Baixas denomination based in the maritime Val do Salnés, and now in its 40th vintage. This is a very careful selection of the best fruit from granite and quartz soils, and vines with an average age of 50 years, aged up to eight months on the lees. Its a very sparky, zingy wine, aromas of zesty lemon and mineral salts shimmer with life. The palate follows, a dry, pithy grapefruit and lemon, again that saline character. Long, this is light and vibrant to the nth degree.
(2018) A higher proportion of fruit from the south of the region than the first two wines. This was whole-bunch pressed to extract only free-run juice, fermented and aged 11 months in new and older barrels, with regular lees stirring. It's the first wine to exhibit the complex sulphide character, a touch of flint and roasted quality, but again very clean. Fine, balanced, quite fat lemon rind character, delicious balance again, the mint and vanilla just filling in against that salty background. Only 12.5% alcohol here, perhaps a combination of the cooler southerly vineyards and earlier picking