100% Albariño from vines planted in sandy/loam soil. The vineyards benefits from the cooling influence of the Atlantic ocean. The grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed and gently cold-pressed with pneumatic presses. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation in tank, percentage depending upon the vintage. Cold stabilization. Aged in tanks on the fine lees until bottling in early spring.
About the Producer
Santiago Roma founded his domaine in 1997 in Pontevedra (Val do Salnés, Rías Baixas) on his family land. He exclusively produces Albariño from the 6 hectares of estate vineyards he planted and an additional 6 ha of plots he rents and farms. The winery was created in the old farmhouse of his great-great-grandparents. He is now considered one of the leading small producers of Albariño for his complex, terroir-driven wines.
Farming/vinification practices: organic, not certified. Santiago uses sheep, chickens and geese to weed the vineyards. Only native yeasts are used for the fermentation. The wines are aged on the lees for several months to gain texture.
“For me, the most important thing is the vineyard. It is where the true oenology is. I consider myself first a winegrower and second a winemaker.” Santiago Roma