La Compañía de Vinos Tricó, Rías Baixas Albariño ‘Tricó’ 2015

£20.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SRBTR0115B

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100% Albariño grown on decomposed granitic soil in the Condado do Tea sub-region, (the warmest in the D.O.) producing a wine of unusual concentration and heft. José Antonio holds his wines in tank for extended periods before release; it is racked off the lees after fermentation and kept in tank for an additional 18 months, with 12 months ageing in bottle before release.

Tasting note

This gives it great complexity and roundness without losing its characteristics of acidity and freshness as well as highlighting its minerality.

About the producer

Compañía de Vinos Tricó is a very personal project of José Antonio López, taking its name from the expression used in Galicia to name a child that is a late addition to the family. It is a very down to earth project intimately attached to the environment, where each element is intended to be a reflection of the Galician character. It aims to extract the true character of the Albariño grape and express it authentically. “I created this project in order to synthesize all my previous experiences in wineries with other partners. My goal was to make my own style of wines which would be a true reflection of terroir without trade concessions”, says José Antonio. José Antonio owns 10 hectares of Albariño vines planted on decomposed granitic soils in the inland subregion of Condado do Tea, close to the Miño River as it flows on its way to the Atlantic. Vineyard work is based on keeping things as natural as possible in order to obtain optimal grapes, supported by minimal intervention winemaking. The focus is “oenology in the field”, with precision & attention to detail as key drivers. Only organic fertilizers are used & grasses are often planted between rows in order to avoid excess of water during winter. Yields are kept deliberately low & long lees contact with extended bottle ageing are José’s trademarks. Wines typically rest in stainless steel tanks on their lees for a year before bottling, where they spend another year before release.



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