Abadía da Cova Loia white on lees
Type of grape: Albariño, Godello, Treixadura and Loureira
Viticulture: heroic in terraces. All works are done manually.
Orientation: South - Southwest
Architecture: In terraces
Soil: schist and granite with the predominance of silts. With seasonal plant cover
Age of vineyard: 40/45 years
Conduction: vine arbour or “parral”
Density of plantation: 3850 vines/ha
Harvest: Manual in boxes of 18 kilos
Heroes: Antonio and Ramón supervise this farm with righteousness and perseverance, to get the best of these grapes.
Elaboration: The grape is selected manually. Later, The grape is destemmed and slightly pressed. For the vinification a peculiar maceration at cold is performed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with strict temperature control. Later it is ageing on lees in acacia barrels at least six months with periodic batonnage.
Vintage: The winter was rainy, but from the spring the weather was warm and getting drier. The summer was also hot, with a good contrast of temperature between day and night, which favoured an excellent maturation. The harvest was held on September 12th.
Serving temperature: 7/10°.
Alcohol content: 13.1% vol.
Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
Save time: from 1 to 8 years. Excellent evolution in bottle to more complex tones, where there is also aromas of kerosene, honey and bitter orange, with a palate fresh and full of aromatic sensations.
Tasting Notes: Straw yellow with golden hues, dense and glyceride. Very complex and powerful nose, floral and fruity with toasted and spicy hints and dried fruit. On the palate it is tasty, fresh, silky. It is long and durable, with perfect acidity.
Peñin Guide 2018: 93 points
Guide of wines, spirits and wineries in Galicia 2018: Gold
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017: Silver medal