About The Producer
Abadia da Cova is a family winery, in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, in a magical place known as "O Cabo do Mundo." The aim of Abadía da Cova is to produce wines with the least possible intervention, respecting, and protecting the environment. The Moure family carries out all the work manually on the steep "heroic" terraced slopes along the Miño River. White Abadía da Cova, composed entirely of Albariño from the farm in Cuñas, was the first wine of Adegas Moure. Nacho Alvarez has been working with Adegas Moure as their winemaker to guide the wines throughout their vinification and aging process, so they enter the market at the right time and optimal conditions.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
They are located in Ribeiras do Miño, a sub-area of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra, which is found in the parish of A Cova, Lugar de Cuñas. All work is done by hand in the vineyard. The Arrancada vineyard is located on the granite terraces with slate and schist soils over the top. They allow plant cover. The vines are 12 years old and face south.
The wine has a violet color with cherry tones. It is clean and bright. On the nose, it displays intense aromas of berries, aromatic herbs, and wildflowers, as well as balsamic and spicy nuances. On the palate, it is tasty with good volume and balanced acidity. Meant to be enjoyed young, but can last up to two years.
Manual harvest in boxes of 18 kilos. The grapes are selected manually. The bunches are destemmed but not pressed. Temperature control around 25 or 26 degrees. Vinification in stainless steel tanks, then a gentle press on a vertical press. The wine rests on its lees for at least four months before bottling.