2018 Do Ferreiro Albariño Lourido (750ml)
The Lourido is their newer bottling coming from small plots of small vineyards averaging some 60 years old in the south of Castrelo, a zone very close to the sea, from decomposed granite.
"The sharper 2018 Lourido is the most delicate of their three single-vineyard bottlings, from a place very close to the sea on decomposed granite (sand) where the influence of the sea comes with the fog, not with the proximity to the sea, but here they get a very mineral wine, with lots of dry extract (power) and very fresh acidity. It was kept 11 months with lees, and they are thinking even longer with lees could be good for it. This is a mini cepas vellas, from 60- to 65-year-old vines. This is a profile I like very much; it pretty much showcases the style of Salnés. This is only the third vintage of this wine. 1,300 bottles were filled in September 2019. This is approachable, and I think it's also going to age magnificently. 94 points" - Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate, June 2020)