Grapes are handpicked, aged in oak barrels for 10 months
Elegant and fragrant. A fruity nose with aromatic hints of violets. Ripe elegant tannins and a juicy, berry finish.
Caiño Longo blend
Viñedos Do Gabián
FLAVOURS & AROMAS
- Body medium
- Sweetness dry
- Tannin medium
- Acidity high
- Alcohol 12%
Drink now or keep it up to 3 years
Tagliatelle with pork sausage, fennel seeds and tomato
Duck with spiced peach sauce
VIÑEDOS DO GABIÁN
Viñedos do Gabián is a new project from Raul Perez’s (of Bierzo fame) assistant winemaker Jose Pereiro Lopez-Quecuty (Pepe for short). Pepe planted 3 hectares of the native and rare grape varieties Brancellao and Caíño Longo in 2011 in an amphitheatre-style vineyard.
For now only a portion of that estate fruit is being bottled, Pepe buys additional grapes from local growers, but as the roots dig deeper into the granitic soil it’s only going to get more complex. Farming is uncertified organic and the winemaking is traditional – grapes are fermented whole cluster by plot, and the wines are aged separately and then blended. The result is a juicy aromatic wine with ripe and elegant tannins.