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Bodegas As Laxas
D O Rías Baixas

 

ValdoCea 2016 Albariño Estate Wine
Laxas 2016 Albariño Estate Wine
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Established in 1860, Bodegas As Laxas is a historic, family-owned and managed estate with a long and rich tradition of wine-making. It was one of the first bodegas in the region to be awarded the status of DO Rias Baixas when established in 1898, and it operated continuously until the original bodega was destroyed in a fire in 1960. It was rebuilt soon afterwards and, with constant upgrading, is now at the cutting edge of wine technology. It was acquired by the Simón Ferró family in 1982, and they now own 19 hectares of vineyards planted with Albariño, the queen of the vineyard, Treixadura, Loureira and Caíño.

Located in Arbo, on the banks of the River Miño in the mountainous sub-zone Condado de Tea (Pontevedra), the estate's vineyards are more than 30 years old and situated on south-facing granite terraces 200 metres above sea level. The vineyards benefit from the sloping landscape of south-facing terraces, the influence of the humid Atlantic winds and the intense power of the sun that caresses the grapes. This environment is the natural habitat of the Albariño, representing in fact the only conditions under which it may be grown successfully. In addition, mild temperatures and plentiful rainfall interspersed with sunny spells allow the the vines to achieve their full potential. The climate and the morphology of the land - poor, acidic, sandy and thin - provide the Albariño with its characteristics of aroma and freshness. This most noble of Galician varieties produces exquisite wines that are aromatic, magnificently balanced and very flavourful.

Research has shown that local yeasts are responsible for the aromatic character of the wine. Studies have been centred on identifying and isolating these local yeasts and, with the separate microvinification of grapes from various terroirs, it has been discovered that yeasts differ completely from vineyard to vineyard. The bodega has modern water-cooled stainless steel installations.

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