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Bin #010 Godello-Albariño-Treixadura, Ribeira Sacra 2020
- White Wine
- 13.5% Alcohol
- No oak influence
- Now to 2022
- Cork, natural
The story of Bin #010: Godello-Albariño-Treixadura 2020
It was in Spain that we found the very first wine in our Bin Series, and for the tenth release we’re delighted to return to this dynamic winemaking country.
Bin #010 comes from one of the country’s most dramatic vineyard areas, Ribeira Sacra, where the steep, terraces on narrow valleys require a heroic approach to viticulture. It’s a small region in the north-west area of Galicia, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean giving a milder and more temperate climate than the rest of Spain. This is an area known for its sophisticated red wines from the mencía grape and to a lesser extent on whites, where leading producers focus on varietal wines.
One such leading light is Eulogio Pomares at Quinta do Estranxeiro, a winemaking talent behind names like Zarate in Rías Baixas. He was eager to try something different by blending godello, albariño and treixadura and he has done it with remarkable success.
You tend to see these grapes bottled on their own, so to encounter a blend of all three is unusual, but the results are so good that we knew we had to bottle it under this label. The grapes are all hand-picked – machine harvesting is not practical on vineyards this steep! – and many of the vineyards are extremely old. The result is a delicious, aromatic white with lift, complexity and elegance. Gentle yet intense, it combines floral notes and citrusy flavour with a touch of spice. We hope you enjoy trying it.
Full grape blend: Godello (81%), Albariño (12%), Treixadura (7%)
Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l
Ageing vessel: Stainless steel
Fining agent: Bentonite
Vineyard altitude: 267 metres
Soil type: Granitic
Winemaker: Eulogio Pomares
Buyer: Pierre Mansour
Unearthing unknown wines with exciting potential has been at the forefront of The Wine Society since the beginning.
Over the years we have been the first to get behind many wines which are now internationally renowned, but we have never followed a trend for the sake of it: the quality of the wine has always, and will always, come first.
The Bin Series is a celebration of this heritage and of our insatiable thirst for discovery: a range of limited-edition wines with a story to tell.