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Characteristics of Leiras
Leiras is a D.O. Rías Baixas white wine by Codorníu.
A single varietal Albariño (100 percent). This wine marries perfectly with all types of fish, shellfish, starters, rice, pasta, white meats and cold cuts.
Serve at 8ºC
Fish rices, Grilled seafood, Aperitif, Grilled white fish, Alone
SightStraw yellow colour with lemon tones.NoseOn the nose, it is a complex wine with floral and fruity aromas of pear, peach, apple or pineapple together with citric notes that provide great freshness.TasteIn the mouth, the attack is fresh, silky and mineral. Well-balanced and persistent wine with a great structure.
SightStraw yellow colour with lemon tones.NoseIn the nose, it is a complex wine with floral and fruity aromas of peer, peach, apple or pineapple together with citric notes that provide a great freshness.TasteIn the mouth, the attack is fresh, silky and mineral. Well-balanced and persistent wine with a great structure.
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.
The origins of the company date back to the sixteenth century, when the family Codorniu (through Jaume Codorniu) held several presses and barrels. In 1659 the marriage occurs between Anna Codorniu, the last person in the family to bear the name, and Miquel Raventos, whose surname became part of the heirs of grupo.Al like other companies, with the drop in wine production the nineteenth century reoriented their production Codorniu cava. In 1872 Josep Raventos i Fatjó, after a trip to Champagne, begins producing the first bottles of champagne through a traditional method. At the end of the century is projected the construction of the new winery Codorniu (completed in 1915 designed by Puig i Cadafalch), begin exports to other countries such as Cuba and Argentina, and in 1897 gets to be one of the providers of the Royal House Spanish. In 1976 his winery was recognized as a National Historic-Artistic Monument. During the twentieth century the company managed to emerge as one of the leading brands of sparkling Spanish state.