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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Adega Eidos Eidos de Padrinan Albarino 2007
Adega Eidos Eidos de Padrinan Albarino 2007
(search item no. 102765)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Eidos" are the backyard garden arbors constituting the traditional Albariño vineyard. Selected grapes from vines over 50 years are destemmed, crushed and macerated under temperature control for maximum aromatic extraction. Natural yeasts are encouraged for a prolonged fermentation, the wine bottled beginning in April following the vintage following extended contact with the fine lees. The great 2007 vintage produced a reduced quantity of richly textured and exotically intense Albariño, the salty sea breeze and granitic levels evident in a mouthwateringly mineral finish.
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About Adega Eidos:

Founded in 2000 by local grower Manuel Villalustre, with a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2003, the winery is located in Padriñán parish at the southern extreme of the Val do Salnés. Twenty acres of old Albariño vines in 100 separate parcels are located amongst the gardens of Sanxenxo overlooking the sea on a southerly slope protected from the north winds. Superb fruit results from which the region's most concentrated and intense wines are obtained.

Adega Eidos produces Albariño from grapes grown exclusively in and among the gardens of Sanxenxo in the parish of Padriñán, at the southern extreme of Rías Baixas' Val do Salnés. Padriñán encompasses a unique south-facing slope overlooking the sea, its perfect exposure enhanced by reflection from the water and a wind-sheltering stand of eucalyptus at the top of the slope. The "Eidos" (garden arbors) in Sanxenxo are traditionally trained and more often than not ungrafted and over 50 years of age. One hundred such parcels totaling 20 acres are owned or controlled by Adega Eidos. Since 2003, winemaking has taken place in a winemaking facility of efficient and modern design. Selected bunches are brought the short distance in small crates, then subjected to further sorting before destemming, crushing and cold maceration. Natural yeasts are encouraged under temperature control to achieve long fermentations and natural clarification and the wines left on their fine lees until bottling.