D.O. Ribeiro (Galicia)
Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seleccionada is a white wine produced by the winery Coto de Gomariz in Leiro (Ourense), D.O. Ribeiro.
Coto de Gomariz is the oldest registered vineyard reserve in the Spanish peninsula. It is located in the valley of Gomariz, where wines have been made since the 10th century. For centuries, it has belonged to different ecclesiastical orders. It was not until the middle of the 19th century, with the confiscation of Madoz, that it was passed on to a private owner, leaving it distributed among different wineries and small winegrowers.
One of these private owners was the Carreiro family. In the 70s, Ricardo Carreiro Ameijeiras started to recover native varieties, and in 1980 they bottled their first wines. Xose Lois Sebio, technical director and oenologist since 2001, started to cultivate the farms using organic and biodynamic principles. Currently, most of the 24 hectares they own in Gomariz are cultivated using natural viticulture (following the Fukuoka theories). This way of working with the vineyards, the different soils (granite sands, clay and schist) and a unique microclimate, are the ideal conditions to achieve authentic wines that reflect the personality of the area where they are born.
Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seleccionada is a wine made from Treixadura, Godello, Albariño, Loureira, Lado and local minority grapes. They come from a single farm, O Figueiral, located in the valley of Gomariz, planted on soils with clays on the surface and shales in the deeper layers.
They are manually harvested and placed in 18-kg boxes, with grape selection in the winery. After a static settling process, it starts to ferment at a low temperature in stainless steel deposits, and it ends the fermentation in 500-litre new French oak barrels, where it is also aged for 10 months on its fine lees with periodical batonnages. Before it is bottled, it is refined for a year in stainless steel deposits.
Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seleccionada is a creamy, ample and balanced wine. Aromas of ripe red fruit, slightly flowery. In the mouth, it is unctuous and mineral. An extremely elegant lush wine.