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Producer: Atlantic Galician Wineries
Type: White wine
About Atlantic Galician Wineries
Half Italian, half Galician, Benedetto Carcieri has spent a lot of his working life travelling Spain and the world selling wines from Galicia. Like many of his colleagues in the wine trade, all that energy and enthusiasm spent selling wine led him one day to the conclusion that the next logical step was to make his own wine. Starting out with his brother Antonio and a few hectares of their won, the Atlantic Galician Wineries project has slowly expanded and now encompasses three of Galicia’s most celebrated appellations: the well-known coastal region of Rías Baixas, home of the Albariño grape, the dramatic terraced landscapes of Ribeira Sacra along the Sil and Miño rivers, and Ribeiro, famous for its centuries old winemaking traditions and wonderful native white grapes like Treixadura, Torrontés or Godello.
All three of these white grapes go into D’Mateo Quintas, a great example of the style of white wines currently coming out of this corner of Galicia.
How D’Mateo Quintas is produced
Treixadura, Godello, and Torrontés grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand in the sloping, terraced vineyards in the Avia river valley north of Ourense in Galicia. Each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with careful control of the temperature. Once fermented the wine then sits in the tanks for the winter months where it gradually settles and clarifies. The varieties are then blended together before bottling.
Tasting notes for D’Mateo Quintas
Straw yellow in colour, with a very clean, steely and mineral nose with aromas of fresh young apple and crisp pear. More herbaceous notes on the palate, coupled with green apple, citrus and lime. Deliciously juicy feeling in the mouth. A very good alternative for all those Sauvignon Blanc fans out there.
Drink D’Mateo Quintas with:
Like many Galician white wines, D’Mateo Quintas makes a wonderful pairing for all kinds of white fish, octopus, mussels, clams and all the other delicious shellfish that you can find in this coastal region of north-west Spain.