Mar of Frades
The Albariño grape in all its expressiveness. White wine fruity with marine essences that seduces us by the elegance of its freshness.
Thermosensitive label: The Fridays Sea thermosensitive label will indicate when the wine is at the right temperature for consumption: a blue boat will appear on the logo waves when the wine is below 11ºC.
The harvest of the Mar of Frades began on September 10, with yields of 7,500 kg per hectare. The 2017 cycle began with months of heavy rain that helped the fall of the leaf, we entered a dry winter and many days clear and frost free. The mild temperatures of the spring advanced the flowering during the month of June. The traditional Atlantic weather of summer, with long hours of sun combined with gentle yet present rain, resulted in an early ripening.
The harvest was carried out at the right time, and all the bunches were selected by the selection table, where 18% of the clusters were removed, accepting only the perfect clusters. After the selection, the grape is macerated with CO2 for 24 hours, obtaining very aromatic and clean musts. The controlled and slow fermentation derives in the salty aromas of the Sea of Frades.
The Mar of Frades is characterized by reflections of green plum and lime. In the nose, aromas of pineapple, mango and lychees predominate mixed with balsamic notes of eucalyptus and wild flowers. In the mouth, the fresh salinity shows its power, and the mineral nuances and the tropical fruit marks its undeniable Atlantic seal.
The adequate consumption temperature of Mar de Frades is between 8ºC and 10ºC, where the intense flavor is appreciated. The Mar of Frades is a perfect complement for seafood and fish. Also marriage perfectly with Sushi, Pad Thai or Di Sum.
Conscious of the importance of its location in the Salnés Valley and its tradition, Mar de Frades takes its name from a recodo of the Ría de Arousa, next to the mouth of the river Umia whose meaning is the sea of the friars. Its name goes back to the Middle Ages, when the pilgrims came to Galicia through the route of the Camino de Santiago. One of the points where they disembarked was, precisely, this area of the outlet of the Umia, place where today the warehouse is nailed.
The winery, which surprises with its avant-garde architecture, is nestled in an enviable natural environment and, through its views of the ocean, “helps to understand the Atlantic spirit of Albariño”