Quinta de Couselo, Rías Baixas ‘Rosal Seleccion’ 2015

£31.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SPCO0515B

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Tasting note

Wide and intense entry, with volume, fresh and balanced, fruity and floral sensations, light citrus, the palate is creamy, intense and fresh, minerality that gives way to saline sensations, with a long, elegant finish.

Food pairing

Noble seafood, fatty fish (sea bass, turbot, grouper), fusion cuisine (Mediterranean, Atlantic, Japanese, Peruvian, Nikkei, Mexican) rice dishes (sea and land), fideuás, game birds, select cuts of veal.

About the producer

Quinta Couselo has a history of winemaking that goes back to the foundation of the winery in 1864. It is situated in O Rosal in the southwestern corner of Galicia and is bordered on one side by the Río Carballas, the last tributary of the Miño river before it reaches the Atlantic. The vineyards cover 30 acres with soil types that range from sedimentary loam to slate. O Rosal’s benign climate aids the ripening of grapes and is an important factor in the noted balance of wines.

The winemaker is José Manuel Martínez Juste, born and bred in Galicia, whose viticulture and winemaking follow the best practices of our ancestors, experts in choosing the ideal locations and solar orientation for their vineyards. The producer only cultivate indigenous, Galician varieties, such as Albariño, and do not use any herbicides or systemic fungicides. This enables soils to thrive and feed vines with all the nutrients they need to produce healthy grapes. Most of vines are trained using the traditional, Galician, pergola trellising system, which allows air to enter and ventilate the vineyards.

All the grapes are picked by hand in small crates, which are carried directly to the winery, where clusters are chilled before being selected by hand. After destemming, the berries are cold-soaked for up to 2 hours before pressing in a pneumatic press. The must then settles naturally before fermentation in temperaturecontrolled stainless steel tanks.