Albarino, ‘Cies’, Rodrigo Mendez
100% Albarino. Vines planted from 1954-1964. Tended in sandy and granite soil at sea level. Cies is produced within the Val do Salnes subzone (within the town of Meano), which is the most northwestern section of this Atlantic region. The wines produced under this winery (Rodrigo Mendez and Raul Perez) have the goal of showing Albarino under a different light. All these wines are fermented with its own indigenous yeast, aged in old wood vessels without controlling the temperature. Half the wine is oak aged for 12 months and half is aged in stainless steel tanks. The portion aged in oak goes through ageing (elevage) in large, 225 and 60 lit barrels. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation.
1,000 6-packs produced.