This small family owned and operated winery covers two hectares of vines from some of the finest terroirs of Rías Baixas. All their vines are cultivated organically and hand harvested before undertaking fermentation in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts.
Malolactic fermentation is prevented from taking place in order to preserve the purity of fruit, with six months ageing on the lees to provide extra depth and complexity. Intense notes of white flowers, pears, citrus fruits on the nose. Medium to full bodied on the palate with a lovely mouth-watering acidity. Great length.
Even the 2017 Arcan seems to be released much later than other Albariño in this price range. The extra time gives a plus of complexity and nuance—as the wine develops further, aromas change and get subtler and more complex, and the palate more polished. 2017 was a warm year and saw an early harvest, and as the vines are very close to the sea, they were not a!ected by the frost that hit most of Europe. The wines are a little riper and (dare I say it) a little more Mediterranean (!), getting close to 14% alcohol. The palate is polished and round, nicely freshened up by acidity, coming through as balanced. 12,000 bottles produced. This was bottled in September 2018.- 91 pts Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate