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EIDOSELA (1)With summer coming there is nothing better than a chilled glass of white wine, fruity and refreshing but also with a good body. Eidosela Vintage 2013 is the classic expression of Rias Baixas a famous winegrowing area located in Galicia in the Northwest of Spain, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Albariño is the most important grape grown along with Loureira and Treixadura (Godello and Mencia are mainly cultivated in Valdeorras). This area is also known as Green Spain and due to this kind of Maritime climate the wines are very acidic. The thick skin of the Albariño grape impart a good structure and body to these wines easily recognizable for the typical aroma of peaches. Bodegas Eidosela was founded in January 2003 and now represents the sub-area of Contado do Tea , located in the south of the province of Pontevedra. The majority of the vineyards faces south, and is demarcated by the Miño River. The terrain are, in turn, crossed by another river, the Tea. In Rias Baixas rainfall are very abundant especially during springtime while in summer, due to the influence of the Azores anticyclone, rainfall decreases. The composition of the soils is granitic and sandy very helpful to drain the water in excess. The Albariño has become the emblem of Galicia: it is usually grown on trellises and is very recognizable  for its small clusters and it matures earlier than other varieties of Condado do Tea. The freshness of this wine is very relevant and is the main characteristic along with the stone fruit notes.

Visual examination: crystal clear, with a straw yellow colour, moderately consistent.
Olfactory examination: moderately intense, moderately complex, fine in quality this Albariño has the typical peach flavour combined with citrus and mineral notes with a finish of pear and pineapple. Delicate white floral notes are also present in the bouquet.
Taste -olfactory examination: dry, moderately warm, moderately smooth, Eidosela is fresh and moderately sapid. Moderately balanced, moderately intense and moderately persistent after tasted, it is a fine quality wine with a medium structure that makes it ready to drink.

Serving and pairing: Serve at 8-10ºC. It pairs very well with grilled scallops  and shellfish.

Price at the LCBO: $14.95

Rating: 87 points

Alcohol content: 13 Vol

Sugar content: 6.0./l extra dry

Ph: 3,25

Density: 992

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