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Conasbrancas

Fedellos do Couto

Conasbrancas Bottle
Appellation
Galicia
Variety
Godello, Dona Blanca, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado, Torrontes
Age of Vines
60–80
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Granite, slate, sand
Altitude
450-650 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 70% whole cluster, natural yeast co-fermentation in barrel, 40 day skin contact, 30% direct press with natural yeast fermentation in neutral French oak barrels
Aging
8 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. Close to three quarters of the blend is fermented and macerated on the skins for 40 days while the remainder (almost entirely Godello) is directly pressed into neutral French oak barrels for fermentation and aging.

 

Ratings & Reviews

93+

2018 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

92

2017 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

93

2016 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

92

2015 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

91

2014 Conasbrancas

Source: WA

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

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