Do Ferreiro Albarino 2020
Regular price $29.00
Winemaker: Gerardo Mendez
Appellation: Rias Biaxes, Galicia, Spain
Grape Varieties: Albariño
Highly regarded for crafting albariño, the winery has become a reference point for the grape. They farm over 175 tiny plots of albariño by hand, located in the Salnès subzone of Rías Baixas. This valley’s proximity to the ocean, ideal climate due to the natural protection by mountain ranges, and decomposed granitic soil have gained the reputation for being the ideal zone in Rías Baixas for growing profound albariño. The blend of these plots is what makes up Do Ferreiro Albariño.
Gerardo Méndez was part of the original group of 14 growers who elevated the region’s potential, as he and his father Francisco were integral in forming the original denomination of origin Rías Baixas in 1988. Gerardo has become known for his outsized contribution to the region as a leader in quality winemaking and for his incredible generosity and amazing hospitality. For those who have been fortunate enough to sit with Gerardo at his table and get to know him, they’ve found themselves in the presence of a man whose generosity, heart, and passion for sharing the secrets of his culture knows no bounds.