Pazo do Mar’s Rías Baixas winery is located in Arbo, Pontevedra and dedicated to the Albariño grape variety. The vineyard of 18ha dates from 2002 is planted on a novel and unique single trellis system which gives us an important differentiation in quality.
Produced from a single vineyard site on granite and sandy soils, which impart minerality and a fresher style to the wine. The vines are trained on a trellis which gives the grapes more aeration, leading to an optimum maturation of the berries and less acidity in the wine. Only 2% of Albariño is planted this way due to higher costs for cultivation and reduced yields.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were refrigerated at 8°C for eight hours. The grapes were then carefully sorted and cold macerated on the skins to extract varietal character and body. The must was racked after six to eight hours at low temperatures and fermented in stainless steel vats at 17°C for three to four weeks. The wine was kept in contact with its lees for two months and malolactic conversion was prevented to retain the crisp character of this wine.
Coral do Mar shows stone fruit characters, delicate hints of flowers with delicate spicy notes on the nose. These are echoed on the palate along with intense citrus fruits. This poised wine is all held together by a crisp backbone of refreshing and zesty acidity. Perfect with all kinds of seafood or just a complete delight to drink on its own.