Pale straw in colour. The bouquet shows lifted aromas of lemon peel, white peach and honeysuckle. The palate is refreshing and vibrant with a silky mouthfeel and juicy stone fruit tempered by acidity and a saline finish. ‘Silandeiro’, is a Galician word meaning silence, referring to this wine’s subtle aromatics and depth on the finish.
Bodegas Gallegas Silandeiro Albarino
for the equivalent of £13.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Bodegas Gallegas
Grape Variety: Albariño
Style: Crisp and Mineral
Appellation: Rías Baixas
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Bodegas Gallegas, situated in the Salnés Valley, is owned and run by brother and sister Manuel and Myriam Vazquez. The Galician winemaker, Carlos Blanco, has worked in the area for twenty-five years and understands the idiosyncratic and patchwork nature of the region’s vineyards. He works closely with 250 growers who farm 120 hectares, supplementing Gallegas’ own 140 hectares in the Condado do Tea, Val do Salnés and Ribeira do Ulla subzones. Each plot of Albariño is vinified separately, this allows Carlos to choose from a myriad of different micro-climates that he then blends to produce a stylistically consistent wine.