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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Adega Eidos Veigas de Padrinan Albarino 2008
Adega Eidos Veigas de Padrinan Albarino 2008
(search item no. 106382)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

"Veigas" are the verdant fields of Galicia. Selected grapes from two "eidos" of ungrafted vines over 80 years old are micro-vinified each year. Held on the fine lees until July following the vintage, a mouth-filling, complex and lingering Albariño is the result.
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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.