Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Albariño from Rias Baixas, Spain. 13.0% ABV.
Opens with parsimony and good style, showing peachy and citrus aromas. Racy palate carries the oak well, giving it complexity and a persistent finish.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
'The wine has rich notes of honeydew melon, with a grassy herbaceousness too,' said team leader Jade Koch, 'and there's quite a chewy grip from the new oak.'
Producer Profile Ángel Sequeiros
Ángel Sequeiros, the youngest son of six children, was born in 1920 in Cabreira, to a humble family of Galician farmers. After being forced to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s he returned home and emigrated in search of a better life for his family. After returning to Galicia in 1960, he purchased Quinta A Gaviñeira, a stately property with Albariño vineyards dating from the 1920s. Today, the 7.4-hectare estate is run by his son Clement, who released the first vintage in 2009. His Albariños have quickly gained critical acclaim; his Foudre was awarded the trophy for the best single varietal white in the world over £15 in 2014.