Fento, 'Bico da Ran'
"In Galicia the rivers do not reach the sea: it is the estuaries that reach the sea. One of these beaches lends its name to this wine, displaying the treasures of a nature more beautiful and vivid than ever. "
The Albariño for the Bico da Ran is grown in the Rías Baixas sub-zone of Val do Salnés. This zone is the lowest in elevation (< 300 meters below sea level) and is characterized by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (the closest of all five of the Rías Baixas sub-zones).
The grapes grow on vines ranging from 15 to 25 years old, which are trained feet off the ground on concrete posts (parrales) which help prevent fungal growth and rot from moisture. The Albariño is hand harvested, and the grapes are vinified in tanks of stainless steel, and filtered before bottling to enhance aromas and freshness.
Learn more about Fento Wines here.
D.O. Rías Baixas, Ribadumia, Pontevedra, Galicia