Wine Label

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Winery: Casa Abril Selelctions
Vintage: 2017
Winemaker: April Cullom & Oscar Fernandez
Type of Wine: White
Bottles Produced: 1200 Per Year
Region: DO Ribeiro
Composition: Treixadura, Torrontes, Godello, Albariño, Loureira Per Year
MSRP: $24
ExWorks (at Bodega): 5.00 - 8.50 euros
Searcher ID/Link: Open (in New Window)
Sustainable
Awards
Vinous 91 points, James Suckling 91 points, Gold Medal Virtus International Wine Challenge 2020
Wine Ratings
  • N/A Robert Parker
  • N/A Wine Spectator
  • N/A Wine Enthusiast
  • N/A Wine and Spirits
  • N/A International Wine Cellar
  • N/A Decanter
  • N/A Guia Penin
Shelf Taker
N/A
Wine Description

Wine: Treixadura, Torrontés, Godello, Albariño, Loureira; three months sur-lie, no oak.

Place: winery is located in the D.O. Ribeiro (Galicia’s oldest D.O.), just 50 miles inland from the North-West coast of Spain with 40 parcels of vines scattered amongst the Galician mountains; vines benefit from a unique Atlantic-Mediterranean micro-climate that allows grapes to ripen properly and yet retain acidity; the Miño river helps to moderate summer temperatures which can reach 100 F.

People: the vineyards have been in the Fernandez family for three generations since 1920 and April Cullom collaborates with the family winemaker Oscar to express the “soul” of the Galician vines.

Viticulture: sustainable farming, 10 hectares of native Galician grapevines (ranging in age from 10 to 100 years old) are planted in a combination of soils, predominately granite with some sandy-loam, slate and pudding stones, at 900 feet on average; younger vines trained on espalier Guyot, the older vines in their original bush-vine form; orientation of vines depends on micro-climate; minimal treatment to respect the environment.  

Winemaking: 48 hours cold maceration followed by fermentation in stainless-steel tanks and 3 months sur-lie, no oak. April Cullom and family enologist Oscar Fernandez created a special cuvée of native Galician varietals to achieve a high-acid, aromatic white wine, expressive of the local Galician terroir. 

Artwork was curated by April Cullom and created by her uncle Sergio Gonzalez Tornero, whose family originated in Nájera (Logroño, Spain).  His “alma” met the “alma” of Adrienne Cullom in Paris while studying art and the rest is history.  “Mar y Montaña” reflects an expressive, acid-driven white wine made from native Galician grapes grown in the mountains near the sea.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow-gold. Tangerine, pear, white peach and a touch of honeysuckle on the perfumed nose. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering nicely concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are underscored by a vein of chalky minerality. Finishes sappy floral and long, with a resonating orange zest quality and bright minerality. 

Notes for Consumers
Optimal Serving Temperature: 10°C
Drink By: 2022
Pairing(s): fish, rice, Cheese, oyster, seafood
Vineyards
Vineyard Size: 10 hectares
Soil Composition: Granitic, sandy-loam, slate and pudding stones
Training Method: Older vines "goblet" and younger trellis Guyot
Elevation:

Pale yellow-gold. Tangerine, pear, white peach and a touch of honeysuckle on the perfumed nose. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering nicely concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are underscored by a vein of chalky minerality. Finishes sappy floral and long, with a resonating orange zest quality and bright minerality. 

Feet
Exposure: N/A
Harvest Date: N/A
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation: Alcholic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks
Maceration Technique:: 48 hours cold maceration
Length of Maceration: 48 hours
Malolactic Fermentation: N/A
Ageing (sur Lie): 3 months sur lie
Ageing in Months: N/A
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 12.5%
pH Level: 3.65
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Acidity : 5.02 g/l
Dry Extract: N/A