Grapes: 100 % Treixadura.
Elaboration: Grape selection is done at the vineyard, then cold maceration of the whole grape grains. Fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks. Stabalized for some months in vats until it's bottled in June.
Taste: Fresh, vivid, bright, with notes of exotic fruit, and beautiful minerality. Lovely purity of fruit. Leaves a spicy bite on the finish.
Color: Very bright straw yellow with greenish gleams.
Gastronomy: Delicious with salty fish, such as sardines, or mackerel.
Talking About the Wines:
- Wine Spectator, July 19’ gave 92 points to 2017 Eira dos Mouros White. “This expressive white offers flint and briny notes, with pear and quince flavors, finishing with floral and spice details. Generous and lively.
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 90 points to 2017 Eira dos Mouros White. “Limpid gold. Aromas of Meyer lemon, pear and jasmine, with subtle honey and herb notes in the background. Lively and focused on the palate, offering juicy, orchard fruit flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Lingers with very good, mineral-tinged tenacity, leaving a hint of fennel behind.”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 90 points to 2016 Casal de Armán Eira dos Mouros. “The 2016 Eira Dos Mouros Blanco from Bodegas Casal de Armán is made entirely from Treixadura and comes in at a cool 12.5 percent octane. The wine delivers a fine and vibrant bouquet of lime, tart pear, a touch of green olive, lovely, stony minerality, and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is medium-full, crisp and well-balanced, with a good core, fine focus and grip and a long, bright and nicely complex finish. This is really a lovely middleweight that works admirably well at the table.”
-International Wine Report, October ’17 gave 90 points to 2016 Casal de Armán Eira dos Mouros. “This 100% Treixadura begins with bright aromatics of white peach, starfruit, and lemon curd. Lithe and rich, the mouthfeel is impressive. The mid-palate reveals lemon zest, kumquat, Gravenstein apple, and lychee flavors, as the wine reveals an exotic edge. This finishes long with Meyer lemon flavors lingering.”