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Coto De Gomariz, The Flower and the Bee Treixadura 2018
Xose Lois Sebio
Claus PreisingerThe Flower and the Bee line aims to introduce native Galician grapes to a wider audience. This is a lovely full-flavoured white wine, with powerful flavours of herbs, pears and white peach. Real presence, but not at all heavy. Just lovely fruit intensity, and amazing freshness
Grapes are hand harvested into 18 kg plastic-crates and transferred to a sorting table. They are de-stemmed, crushed and lightly pressed. Free-run juice is cold settled and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel vats. Spends at least one month in bottle before release.
Nestled at the eastern edge of Galicia, the Ribeiro DO is split by three rivers. Coto de Gomariz is located in the zone of Ribeiro where the slopes overlook the Avia river and consists of 27 hectares. Shisteous, granitic and sandy soils, steep slopes, tiny yields and a unique microclimate make this spot ideal for growing the local varieties which include Treixadura, Godello, Loureira and Albarino. Owner Ricardo Carreiro and winemaker Xose Lois Sebio have introduced biodynamic principles, and are producing great wines at great prices.
Wine Advocate 90pts (2017) - The 2017 The Flower And The Bee Treixadura is faintly reductive, so decanting in advance might be a good idea. It has floral and balsamic notes and shows clean and with good precision. The palate is soft, with moderate acidity and a bittersweet finish.