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Casal de Arman Ribeiro Blanco
Description: 90% Treixadura, 5% Godello, and 5% Albariņo grown on terraced vineyards of granitic sands and clay. Cold maceration of whole grape clusters. The most important grape variety in Ribeiro is the noble white grape Treixadura, which is often complimented by the weight of Godello and the aromatic liveliness of Albarino. Fresh, mineral, and structured white!Founded in the late 1990's, Casal de Arman is the work of the Gonzalez Vazquez family in the Ribodavia area of Ribeiro in Galicia. There are 5 DO wine producing regions in Galicia of which the most important three are Rias Baixas, Ribeiro, and Ribeira Sacra. In all three of these regions, white wine is king. Ribeiro is greatly defined from its coastal neighbor of Rias Baixas and its mountainous neighbor, Ribeira Sacra, to the north. The most important grape variety in Ribeiro is the noble white grape Treixadura, which is often complimented by the weight of Godello and the aromatic liveliness of Albarino. At Casal de Arman, as with most of Ribeiro, whites are the centerpiece. The production of red amounts to only about 350-400 cases per year with white ranging to 10,000+ cases per year across the various wines. The vineyard work is sustainable with some biodynamic practices being incorporated over time. Ultimate respect for the ecosystem of the vineyard is paramount. Cover crops are often employed in the middle of the vines to reduce vigor and to coax the root system deeper into the sub-soil. Grapes are brought in from harvest and cooled in a shipping container converted to a walk in refrigerator, which runs on solar panels. Once cooled to a stable temperature, the grapes are crushed whole cluster into stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the juice is separated from its gross lees and left to age 9-12 months in tank with varying degrees of lees stirring depending on what is best for each wine.
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