Grapes: 50% Sousón, 40% Caiño Longo, and 10% Brancello.
Elaboration: Grape selection is done at the vineyard. Pre-fermentative cold maceration of the whole grapes, maintain low temperature during de-stemming. Skins soaked for 4-5 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: Medium intensity on the nose showing black plums, lavender, and aromatic herbs on the nose. Full of fruit, fresh on the palate, with fresh cranberry, and blueberry notes coming through.
Color: Cherry red with garnet rim.
Talking About the Wines:
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18, gave 90 points to 2016 Eira dos Mouros (red), wine is listed “Best Buy & Year’s Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines.”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 92 points to 2016 Eira dos Mouros (red). “The 2016 Eira Dos Mouros bottling from Casal de Armán is made from a blend of Souson, Caino Longo and Brancellao and is really lovely. The wine is raised entirely in stainless steel, comes in at a cool 12.5 percent alcohol in this vintage and offers up a fine bouquet of dark berries, a touch of tree bark, chicory, cigar smoke and an excellent base of dark soil tones. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and intensely flavored, with a fine core, excellent transparency and grip, impeccable balance and a long, complex and modestly tannic finish. There is a touch of volatile acidity here when the wine is first opened, but give it ten or fifteen minutes in decanter and it blows off nicely. This is an excellent value!”