Project Description

Do Ferreiro Albariño Dous Ferrados 2018

Do Ferreiro Dos Ferrados bottle
Do Ferreiro Dos Ferrados label

Do Ferreiro Albariño Dous Ferrados 2018

ferrado is a traditional unit of measurement in Rías Baixas for the number of grapes it takes to fill one 500L barrel. As it goes, this vineyard is precisely dous (or two) ferrados; hence there are only two 500L barrels of this wine produced. From a unique vineyard in the Salnés subzone called Tomada do Sapo, the vines average 30 years of age. Albariño is grown on sandy granite soil with a clay-calcareous base, this site sits at a higher-elevation (250m) above the winery, in a slightly colder climate with more fog. The traditional neutral barrels are used for this cuvée to facilitate gentle air-exchange and allow the elegance and depth of the site to express itself fully. The vines are pergola-trained, using a Cazanave-Marcón pruning style, all grapes are hand-selected and picked.

  • Site: Dous Ferrados, A Lanzada

  • Grapes: Albariño

  • Vine Age: 30 years

  • Soil: Red slate

  • Farming: Practicing organic

  • Vinification: A natural yeast fermentation begins using a pied de cuve from the winery’s history Cepas Vellas vineyard, and the wine is fermented in neutral 8-year-old 500L French oak barrels and aged on fine lees for 7 months, then racked and left to develop for 2 more months without lees contact.

  • Suggested Retail: $58.00