Rias Baixas is a region renowned for its Albariño wines, a varietal believed to have been introduced by Cistercian monks as early as the 12th century. Based in the North-West of Spain in the Galicia district, this is one of the coolest spots in Spain – close to the tempering effects of the Atlantic Ocean.
Grown on decomposed granite soils the Albariño is cool fermented with no oak and aged on its lees for 4 months prior to bottling.
Drink now and over the next 2 years.
Quinta de Couselo has a great history and monastic heritage; built in 1163 in O Rosal, monks began producing wine in the valley as early as the 12th century. Today the farm has 6 hectares of vineyards planted over mainly to Albariño but also other local varieties including Caiño Blanco, Loureiro, and Treixadura. The winemaker is Jose Manuel Martínez Juste.
Classic partner to white meats, such as pork and chicken, especially if done with a citric sauce or glaze. Very good with pan fried vegetables and cous-cous, with toasted pine nuts and roasted lemons.
In the press
Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2016
Wines from Spain Awards 2015 - Best White Wine of Show