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Characteristics of As Bateas
As Bateas is a wine produced by the Adega Pombal winery, in the area of Rías Baixas, although slightly outside this denomination.
Adega Pombal is a small family winery which uses methods of traditional production. As Bateas is a single variety of Albariño variety from vines between 12 and 50 years old. The soil is granite with some areas of clay. After the grapes are destemmed, they are squeezed and macerated for 12 hours. Once maceration has occurred, the grapes are pressed and racking is performed before starting fermentation, which occurs at a controlled temperature of 18 ° C for 8 days. As Bateas is matured for 13 months in steel tanks with its residue. A great Albariño. Saline, mineral. Atlantic character. Limited production of 5,000 bottles.
The Albariño grape is a spanish white variety with a strong floral and terpene character, ideal for producing not only young fresh and aromatic whites, but also (barrel) aged wines. Initially the DO. Rías Baixes was only seen as a region of great hope for Spanish whites, but it has managed to turn this hope into reality.