Gerardo Méndez of Do Ferreiro was part of the original group of 14 growers who elevated the potential of their region, as he and his father Francisco were integral in forming the original denomination of origin Rías Baixas in 1988. Do Ferreiro was born from incredible raw material and an uncompromising dedication to quality, a legacy that continues today with Gerardo’s son, Manuel, and daughter, Encarna, all working together to craft Do Ferreiro.
Lourido is a 50+year-old albariño vineyard on decomposed granite soils near the town of O Facho directly facing the Ría de Arousa, located in the Salnés subzone of Rías Baixas. The roots of the vines easily penetrate the decayed, friable granite and dig deep into the soil, which can be broken by hand. This soil is ideal for structured white wine. This site is in a valley which does not see fog, so the minerality, fruit and terroir components of the site are entirely transparent. The vines here are pergola-trained, using a Cazanave-Marcón pruning style, all grapes are hand-selected and picked.
Producer: Do Ferreiro
Appellation: Rias Baixas
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