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Benito Santos Xoan

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Benito Santos Xoan

24.00

93 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Appellation: D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia, Spain). Sub-zone: Val do Salnés.
Wine type: Dry white
Grape variety: 100% Albariño.

Alcohol content: 13,00% Vol. Total acidity: 7,00 g/l.

THE VINEYARDS

Traditional trellised vines.
Selection from parcels > 70 years old. Granitic sandy-clay soils.

THE WINEMAKING

Grape hand-picking in 20 kg perforated boxes.
Manual triage at the cellar.
Cold-settling.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature monitoring.

Maturing in tank on lees for more than 24 months. 3 months repose in bottle.

THE WINE

Appearance: Yellow straw colour, bright and brilliant.
Nose: Ripe apple and citrus aromas with a quince touch.
Palate: creamy, dense, gentle and full-bodied. Long and persistent.

SERVING

Serve 8-10 C (46-50 F).

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Ideal to enjoy a long aperitif with salted almonds. Perfect companion for baked fish, Asian food or fresh foie. 

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