Sameirás - Blanco, Ribiero, Spain (2020)
Treixadura 55%, Albariño 20%, Godello 12%, Lado 8%, Loureira 2%, Torrontes 2%, Caiño banco 1%.
Farmed from seven estate parcels with altitudes ranging from 95 to 290 meters above the sea level. Predominantly schist-shale soils, with some slate, quartz and gravel and vines from 15 to 70 years of age. Ribiero is just inland from the Atlantic Ocean and so is appreciably warmer than Rías Baixas - amplified by the foothills of various mountain ranges to the north, east and south. As a result, while stylistically similar to Albariño from its more famous neighbour-appellation, Ribiero's whites are riper and slightly fuller-bodied - while still bone dry.