Mar de Frades 2011

Starting at $21.28
Available in 1 U.S. Stores
Winery: Mar de Frades
Region: DO Rias Baixas
Type of Wine: White Wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
2011, no oak
Annual Production(in bottles): 445,000
Awards & Recognition:
93 Points World Wine Awards.
U.S. Importer:
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd
liza.pisciotta@deutschfamily.com
(914) 251-3215

Tasting Note

The proximity of the sea is always a crucial part of Albariño’s character: tart, stony, even salty and briny notes come through those grown in the cooler sites, like this. Drink now or over the next several years.

Wine Description

After an ordinary wet and cold winter, a dry and warm spring favored a good flowering and a very good fruit-setting. Some rain in May that was followed by an extremely dry June and July, allowing for a perfect ripening conditions in the vineyard. Only 15% of the grapes were discarded by hand sorting following harvest. The grapes were then macerated for about 20 hours to obtain fresher musts with tropical notes and an excellent balance. A slow fermentation at low temperatures carried on for several weeks resulted in this excellent wine.

About the Winery

Founded in 1987, Mar de Frades is a pioneering Rías Baixas bodega that embodies the most deeply rooted tradition in the Valley of Salnés, the historical capital of the wines made from Albariño, Spain's great white grape. Some of the most sophisticated and expressive white wines of Spain are produced here, characterized by their freshness and aromatic intensity.

Visit their website: http://www.mardefrades.com
Accepts Public Tours
Public Tasting Room

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Arroz Verde (Green Rice)

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Wild Rice & Cornbread Stuffing with Pears & Cranberries

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Sautéed Sausages and Cabbage with Apricot-Mango Chutney

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