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Conasbrancas

Fedellos do Couto

Conasbrancas Bottle
Appellation
Ribeira Sacra
Variety
Dona Blanca, Godello, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado, & Torrontes
Age of Vines
60–80
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Granite, slate, sand
Altitude
700–750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast co-fermentation in tank, 28 day skin contact
Aging
12 months in 500L French oak barrels on lees, no battonage

Overview

For a while now the question, “Conas brancas?” or what to do about the whites, has been kicked around at Fedellos do Couto. Seeing that the hillside, which is also the source of their Lomba dos Ares, is not only planted with a range of red varieties, but includes a not insignificant percentage of white varieties as well. Too much to blend in with the reds, but not quite enough to bottle commercially. Finally, after several years of bringing these vines back to life there is enough fruit to answer the question about the whites: Conasbrancas. Like Lomba dos Ares, Consabrancas is a co-fermented field blend but with Dona Blanca, Godello, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado & Torrontes.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

91

2014 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

Galicia, Spain
  • Location
    Galicia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Ribeira Sacra
  • Proprietor
    Luis Taboada
  • Winemaker
    Curro Barreño & Jesús Olivares
  • Size / Elevation
    5.5 hectares / 350-750 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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