"Eidos" are the backyard garden arbors constituting the traditional Albariño vineyard. Selected grapes from vines over 50 years are destemmed, crushed and macerated under temperature control for maximum aromatic extraction. Natural yeasts are encouraged for a prolonged fermentation, the wine bottled beginning in April following the vintage following extended contact with the fine lees. The great 2007 vintage produced a reduced quantity of richly textured and exotically intense Albariño, the salty sea breeze and granitic levels evident in a mouthwateringly mineral finish.
Light gold. Lemon, pear, jasmine and cinnamon on the nose. Dried apple and pear flavors are firmed by juicy acidity and gain flesh and sweetness with air. Chewy citrus pith and pear notes dominate the long, sappy finish of this light-bodied but nicely concentrated wine.
The 2007 Eidos de Padrinan is a light gold-colored Albarino with an alluring nose of spring flowers, honey, and lemon. Smooth-textured, it has plenty of ripe fruit, crisp, lively flavors, and excellent depth. Drink this lengthy effort over the next three years.
Founded in 2000 by local grower Manuel Villalustre, with a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2003, the winery is located in Padriñán parish at the southern extreme of the Val do Salnés. Twenty acres of old Albariño vines in 100 separate parcels are located amongst the gardens of Sanxenxo overlooking the sea on a southerly slope protected from the north winds. Superb fruit results from which the region's most concentrated and intense wines are obtained.
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