Adega Eidos

Albariño ContraAParede – 2017

Region: Spain - Galicia

Adega Eidos

Adega Eidos is located in Padriñán parish overlooking Sanxenxo harbor on the southern edge of the Val do Salnés subdistrict at the westernmost, maritime extreme of Rías Baixas.

A total of just over 8ha (20 acres) of old and often ungrafted Albariño vines are planted in 100 separate parcels located amongst the gardens of Sanxenxo. The vineyards have a southernly exposure and are protected from the north winds. “Eidos” are the backyard garden arbors of the traditional Albariño vineyard. Grapes selected from vines over 25 years old, and some over 80 years, are de-stemmed, crushed and macerated under temperature control for maximum aromatic extraction. Natural yeasts are encouraged for a prolonged fermentation. The wines are bottled in April following the vintage after extended contact on the fine lees resulting in richly textured and intense Albariños.  The influence of the salty sea breeze and granitic soils shine through with a mineral finish.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Twenty acres of old, ungrafted vines among the garden arbors from 100 small parcels overlooking Sanxenxo harbor on the southern edge of the Val do Salnés subdistrict at the westernmost, maritime extreme of D.O. Rias Baixas.

  • Altitude: 300 meters
  • Exposure: South
  • Soil: Granite slopes
  • Vine Age: 80+ years
  • Vine Training System: Emparrado – traditional horizontal arbor training system
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Second berry sorting at winery
  • Criomaceration for 48 hours
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts
  • Aged on lees in tank for over 3 years
Winemaker's Notes

Meaning “Against the Wall,” this Albariño from vines over 80 year old vines combines rich fruit intensity with a dense structure. Compelling acidity with mineral and saline notes linger on the layered finish.

Wine Summary

100% Albariño; alcohol: 12.5%; 100 small garden parcels overlooking Sanxenxo harbor in the extreme westernmost, maritime reaches of D.O. Rias Baixas; granite soils; ungrafted vines over 80 years; hand harvested and second berry selection at winery; criomaceration for 48 hours; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts; aged on lees in tank for over 3 years.

Technical Information
  • 100% Albariño
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Galicia
APPELLATION D.O. Rías Baixas
PROPRIETORS Manuel Villalustre and Marcelo Radío
FOUNDED 2000
WINEMAKER Felicismo Pereira
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 2,500 9L cases