The Galicia region sits on Spain`s estuary ridden north west Atlantic coast. This coastal region is wet, yet it is where the fashionable Albarino grape variety thrives on the granite soils. In the south, the Rias Baixas, which means `lower inlets`, supports vines trained high on pergolas in order to keep them well aired from the damp climate, producing fresh, elegant and aromatic wines. The Godello variety is most happy in the relatively warm valley of Valdeorras, crossed by the river Sil, which is located inland, on the eastern limit of Galicia. It represents a drier, less maritime influenced climate to that preferred by Albariño. Godello`s bunches are compact with smallish and yields are reltively low, which probably contributed to the variety`s near abandonment in the past.
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers.
Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together with the up to date packaging, the wines have received much acclaim in the press and they were voted Winery of the Year in 2009.
Pale straw yellow with greenish hints. Typically Albariño notes such as citric fruits such as grapefruits appear on the nose with a subtle background of apple skin. In the mouth it is rich, fresh and fruity with a touch of saltines and eucaliptus . It shows an excellent acidity a fine complexity and a very well balanced finish.
Pale and vibrant with an abundance of citrus fruits on the nose, crisp acidity with a well balanced finish.
A marvellous companion to fish dishes, scallops and any type of seafood.
Voted as Outstanding in Decenter magazine, April 2012.