2018 Fedellos do Couto Conasbrancas Blanco
750ml

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$34.99
2018 Fedellos do Couto Conasbrancas Blanco

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2018 Fedellos do Couto Conasbrancas Blanco
750ml

$34.99

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Conasbrancas is the only white Fedellos do Couto makes and it is well worth trying. A blend of the various white varietals they grow in and it's absolutely delicious. It's co-fermented and sits on the skins for 40 days. It's got wonderful balance of density and chalky mineral notes. This is a wine that only benefits with air and be sure to don't drink it too cold as it shows really well at cellar temperature. Really impressive.

"The one white here was produced with grapes from different old vineyards in different parishes of the village of Manzaneda (Soutipedre, Seoane, Langullo) within the Val do Bibei and is a blend of approximately 50% Godello, 25% Dona Branca and the remaining 25% a mixture of varieties, including Treixadura, Colgadeira and Palomino, etc. The current release is the 2018 Conasbrancas, from a very cold and rainy vintage, when they fermented 70% of the grapes with full clusters in plastic bins and the rest pressed and fermented in barrique. The wine matured in used 300- and 500-liter oak barrels for seven months with the lees but without batonnage. It has a characterful nose, with no oak whatsoever, very floral, with intense notes of pollen. The palate is terribly balanced, with pungent flavors and integrated acidity, effervescent and sharp, with a salty finish. The effect of the skins is quite subtle, and there's no visible color or tannin. Perhaps it has been polished by the time in oak. It has good depth and is quite complete." Luis Gutierrez 93+ pts The Wine Advocate


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93+ pts The Wine Advocate