Grapes: 100% Treixadura.
Elaboration: Vineyard of 100% Treixadura, that yield grapes with greater maturation potential; manual harvesting. Vineyard is walking distance to the winery. Fermentation at controlled temperature in fine French oak barrels of 500 liters on the lees, with battonage for 6 months, and then 10 more months of bottle aging.
Taste: The aromas of pear and ripe citrus are intertwined with the nuances of vanilla and spices of aging.
Talking About the Wines:
-Wine Spectator, July 19’ gave 92 points to 2016 Finca Os Loureiros. “This rich white shows depth and grip. Smoky, heather and mineral notes frame pear, dried apple, and orange peel flavors that avolve into tobacco, dried honey and lanolin accents. Harmonious.
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 92 points to 2016 Finca Os Loureiros. “Brilliant, straw-yellow. Vibrant, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of sea salt, jasmine, vanilla and smoky lees. Offers concentrated pear nectar, tangerine, honeysuckle and candied ginger flavors that are braced by a zesty mineral quality that gains power with aeration. Delivers solid punch but comes off lithe, finishing with impressive clarity and floral-driven persistence. (Fermented and aged for six months in 500-liter, new and used French oak barrels.)”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18, gave 90 points to 2015 Casal de Armán, Armán Finca Os Loureiros., wine is listed “Year’s Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines.”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’17 gave 91 points to 2015 Casal de Armán, Armán Finca Os Loureiros.“… Marked by toasty aromas, and plenty of notes from barrique, where it was matured for 6-8 months. The wine comes from a vineyard in the San Clodio zone, where the soils are rich in sand, and granite.”