Essence of the Salnés Valley Description: This is a classic Salnés Valley style albariño. Dry, very floral, with crisp acidity, and elegant salty aftertaste.
Tasting note: Pale golden color, with green hue. Complex aromas of green apples, grassy, citrus and tropical fruits; white flowers show up in a second layer. Mouth filling sensation with crispy acidity. Elegant, balanced and pleasant aftertaste with a salty after taste.
The Granbazán wine project started in 1980 with a clear objective: excellence. This elite grape and fine wine production project started in the smallholdings of Galicia, in the heart of the Salnes Valley. The scientific plantation situated in Tremoedo was built using the best albarino clones sourced from the best vineyards all over Galicia. The vines were grafted year 2. After a deep study of the land, soil, and microclimate, we adapted our vineyards to the most convenient trellis system: “parra” (pergola) for maximum sun exposure, ventilation and separation of the humidity of the soil.
The albariño wine had become a myth thanks to both the songs of poets and to the thirst and faith of the people of Cambados, the world albarino capital. However, its consumption and distribution was a big challenge which required guidance and recommendation. Bottles were not labelled and the small family cellars, in spite of their discovery, did not have enough means or knowledge to offer reliable wines.
Here, from the origins of Agro de Bazán, we feel proud to have made an active and strong contribution to the most relevant agro-industrial revolution in the history of Galicia; taking the Rías Baixas wines to the top ranks, amongst the best white wines in the world. This is thanks to our role as pioneers in many fields: a strong investment made on hiring a team of technological-oenologists, the development of the cold maceration process, making two types of wine according to the process and quality selection and making the first albariño wine matured in French oak barrels.
To sum up, for all these reasons, in particularly due to a professional, creative and strict management, we have been, and still are to this day, a strong reference for white wines from the mythical “Finisterre” cape.