Eladio Pineiro 2020 Albariño Envidiacochina (Rias Baixas)
The name means “the envy of the worm”, the pithy Spanish way of conveying that “I want to be in your shoes when good things are happening”. This is the "second" wine, which Eladio resisted making for years, but debuted with the 2011 vintage. It spends six months on the lees in stainless steel, with weekly batonnage, and is then blended with 15% Frore de Carme from the previous vintage and held a year in the bottle before release. Super-charged Albariño with honey and tropical fruit, but showing also the lees contact with an almost balsamic sweetness and a mineral finish.
maceration 8-10 hours with skin
spontaneous fermentation without malolactic fermentation and long aging on its own lees
Stainless Steel 100%
Aging Duration (months)
38 with more than 10 years since transitioning to bio-dynamic
Notes from the Producer: Yeast starter is made days before which helps the sponataneous fermentation with its own "wild" yeasts.