Mar de Frades Godello
Atlantic character that combines its elegant structure with delicacy in expression, a wine of marked singularity. Mar de Frades made with 100% Godello. Pale lemon yellow color. On the nose it brings aromas of tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. In the mouth it is unctuous and with volume, the nuance of the lees is present.
Manual harvest started in September after a rainy spring and a hot summer.
After a manual harvest in our vineyards, only those smooth and aromatic clusters enter the press directly, without maceration and without destemming. The clear and expressive flower must is fermented in stainless steel with its own yeasts. After fermentation, the intense and aromatic wine remains on its fine lees. The aging on the lees is carried out for months in tanks, only 6% of the wine was aged on the lees in French oak for 2 months. The assembly was made just before bottling for a later rest in the cellar for 5 months.
It is a wine with a very evocative personality, with a straw yellow color and hints of steely lemon. The elegance that exudes begins in the nose, where notes of lychee and passion fruit are interspersed with scents of tuberose and gardenia. On the palate it is tasty. Its moderate acidity gives it a structure that gives it character, with flavors of apple, pear and delicate touches of nuts, hazelnut, cashew, and an aftertaste full of salty nuances.
Its intense and tropical fruit invites you to pair it with farm products, white asparagus, artichokes or aubergines. Due to its complexity, elegance and nuances, it can also be enjoyed with sushi, sashimi, tataki or gyozas. The label incorporates a heat-sensitive logo, which makes a small boat appear when the wine reaches its optimum temperature for consumption, which will disappear if the wine is not cold enough for tasting.
Aware of the importance of its location in the Salnés Valley and its tradition, Mar de Frades takes its name from a nook in the Arousa estuary, next to the mouth of the river Umia, which means the sea of the friars. Its name, then, dates back to the Middle Ages, a time when pilgrims accessed Galicia through the sea route of the Camino de Santiago. One of the points where they disembarked was, precisely, this area of the Umia outlet, the place where the winery is located today.
The winery, which surprises for 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”