Fento Bico da Ran Albarino
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PRODUCER: Fento Wines was created in August of 2012. It is a young, family business that makes wines that reflect the strength of the grapes and their nuances, but which comes with a new focus and presentation. A personal enterprise that combines natural viticulture with new techniques.
VINEYARD/WINEMAKING: Bico da Rán is made using grapes from vineyards in the Val do Salnés subzone of Rias Baixas, named after the ‘sal’ (salt) the Romans used to harvest there. Vines are 15-25 years old and planted on weathered granite soils. Vineyard is just under 50 – 150 metres above sea level the climate is Atlantic. The grapes are hand harvested in the morning to retain maximum aroma and freshness. The must drained is cold fermented using yeasts that highlight the primary varietal aromas. Once complete, the wine is cold stabilised and filtered to preserve the aroma and freshness.
TASTING NOTE: There is plenty of Albariño typicity here, with citrus fruits, fennel and passion fruit on the nose. On the palate it is fruity but fresh, with good intensity and length.