Grapes: 34% Sousón, 33% Caiño Longo, and 33% Brancellao.
Elaboration: Grape selection is done at the vineyard, then cold maceration of the whole grape grains, maintaining low temperature during de-stemming process. Skins soaked for 7 days in stainless steel vats followed by racking where wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. 11 months aging in stainless steel vats, bottle aged 4-5 months before release.
Taste: Reminiscent of blackberries and raspberries, a complex and structured wine giving off yogurt, and fruits of the forest flavors. Persistent, and long on the finish, vibrant acidity.
Color: Cherry red with violet rim.
Gastronomy: Soft aromatic cheeses like Camembert and Galician Tetilla. Chocolate cherry or 50% dark chocolate with sea salt. Octopus, seafood, roasted vegetables, and soft meat stews.
Talking About the Wines:
-International Wine Report, March '17 gave 91 points to 2015 Casal de Armán (red). "This deep-hued wine opens with a bouquet of sage, black pepper, black cherry, black plum, creosote, and loganberry liquor. The exceedingly dense and lush nose brings you back to the glass for more. The minerality is striking as it blends beautifully into the integrated flavors of red cherry, black forest cake, smoked pork shoulder, black plum, dark chocolate shavings, and suggestions of wet gravel. Polished, intense, and lithe."