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Algueira Brandan Albariño 2017

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The 2017 Brandan is a new pure Godello that maintains the varietal character, as the wine is bottled completely unoaked. It's fruit-driven and fresh, with notes of white fruit, fennel and aniseed, clean and expressive. The palate reveals some bittersweet pungent flavors and good persistence, coming through as dry and serious. Read more
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Luis Gutierrez - Wine Advocate

The 2017 Brandan is a new pure Godello that maintains the varietal character, as the wine is bottled completely unoaked. It's fruit-driven and fresh, with notes of white fruit, fennel and aniseed, clean and expressive. The palate reveals some bittersweet pungent flavors and good persistence, coming through as dry and serious.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

This crystalline, fleshy Godello comes from a terraced vineyard that has been painstakingly restored by Algueira's Fernando González. This vineyard lies on the cooler, north facing Orense bank of the River Sil, the opposite side to most of Algueira's holdings. Here the 30 to 80 year old vines are rooted in the losa (schist) soils of the Amandi gorge. The name of the wine pays tribute to the Celtic ancestry of the region by the way (Brandan was a Celtic warlord who originally settled the area). Fermented with natural yeasts only and aged entirely without oak, it's a layered, fleshy Godello with vibrant citrus and white peach fruit and a round, juicy personality. It?s a quality born of a special place, precise, low yield viticulture and traditional, low input winemaking.

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Winemakers Note

Made with Godello grapes fermented in stainless steel, without lees or wood, which makes it a fresh cut wine with a marked Galician white character. Visually pale yellow, predominantly white fruit (green apple, pear lemon), freshly cut hay background and very subtle vegetable notes. The attack in the mouth is acidic, however it offers a more dense than expected passage on the nose and culminates with the characteristic bitterness of the variety.

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