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PAT0119WW
Pateiro
Saramusa
2019
Ribeiro
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

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DO Ribeiro is a longstanding established DO centred around Ourense in the NW corner of Spain, just north of Portugal. Natural barriers protect the land from sub Atlantic storms and create a cool Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunlight and plenty of rainfall (though summer months can be dry). Soils are typically sandy, granitic and poor and offer high acidity to the grapes. The whites, from Treixadura, Albarino, Godello and Torrontes are all fresh, floral, fruity and high in acidity and are considerably more common than the reds.

Iván Vázquez Pateiro's story is very similar to that of many winemakers of his generation. Coming from a long long line of winegrowers he would watch and help his grandparents and parents tend their vines to sell to the local co-operative. Originally from Ribadavia, Iván worked - and actually still continues to work - for many wineries, beofre moving some 20km further north up the river Avia to the town of Beade. Here, with his business partner, he bought a few acres of vines to start thei own project, El Patito Feo and Saramusa! He uses only indigenous varitires (Caiño, Souson and Treixadura) where he makes a 100% Treixadura - something that few other winemakers in the region are doing. But nostalgia aside he beleives it is not about making the same wines your parents make, but rather to improve and advance them. 2018 is ony Iván's second vintage to date but already he is starting to make some incredibly expressive and aromative wines.

Tasting note: Rich white pear on the nose;r a touch of candied apple and some vanilla and white chocolate. Green fruit; green banana and more tropical notes at first with a slowly developing texture. Aromatic and silky wth green herbs; papaya; green melon and juicy; mid-palate. Heaps of tingling acidity follows with some grassiness and a touch of moreish glycerol.
Winemaking Detail: Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards; Espedradas and Forraxeiros; aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Fermentation on wild yeasts followed by malolactic fermentation in SST. Aged on lees and then filtered.
Features Pear Apple Grassy Silky Aromatic

Features Apple, Aromatic, Grassy, Juicy, Pear, Silky,
Tasting note Rich white pear on the nose,r a touch of candied apple and some vanilla and white chocolate. Green fruit, green banana and more tropical notes at first with a slowly developing texture. Aromatic and silky wth green herbs, papaya, green melon and juicy, mid-palate. Heaps of tingling acidity follows with some grassiness and a touch of moreish glycerol.
Drink with
Asparagus, Clams, Pulpo,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Ribeiro
Producer Pateiro
Wine Name Saramusa
Style White
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Treixadura
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 12000
Aging 6 months on its lees in SST
Soil Granite; sandy-loam
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards, Espedradas and Forraxeiros, aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Fermentation on wild yeasts followed by malolactic fermentation in SST. Aged on lees and then filtered.

PAT0119WW
Pateiro
Saramusa
2019
Ribeiro
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

DO Ribeiro is a longstanding established DO centred around Ourense in the NW corner of Spain, just north of Portugal. Natural barriers protect the land from sub Atlantic storms and create a cool Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunlight and plenty of rainfall (though summer months can be dry). Soils are typically sandy, granitic and poor and offer high acidity to the grapes. The whites, from Treixadura, Albarino, Godello and Torrontes are all fresh, floral, fruity and high in acidity and are considerably more common than the reds.

Iván Vázquez Pateiro's story is very similar to that of many winemakers of his generation. Coming from a long long line of winegrowers he would watch and help his grandparents and parents tend their vines to sell to the local co-operative. Originally from Ribadavia, Iván worked - and actually still continues to work - for many wineries, beofre moving some 20km further north up the river Avia to the town of Beade. Here, with his business partner, he bought a few acres of vines to start thei own project, El Patito Feo and Saramusa! He uses only indigenous varitires (Caiño, Souson and Treixadura) where he makes a 100% Treixadura - something that few other winemakers in the region are doing. But nostalgia aside he beleives it is not about making the same wines your parents make, but rather to improve and advance them. 2018 is ony Iván's second vintage to date but already he is starting to make some incredibly expressive and aromative wines.

Tasting note: Rich white pear on the nose;r a touch of candied apple and some vanilla and white chocolate. Green fruit; green banana and more tropical notes at first with a slowly developing texture. Aromatic and silky wth green herbs; papaya; green melon and juicy; mid-palate. Heaps of tingling acidity follows with some grassiness and a touch of moreish glycerol.
Winemaking Detail: Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards; Espedradas and Forraxeiros; aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Fermentation on wild yeasts followed by malolactic fermentation in SST. Aged on lees and then filtered.
Features Pear Apple Grassy Silky Aromatic

Features Apple, Aromatic, Grassy, Juicy, Pear, Silky,
Tasting note Rich white pear on the nose,r a touch of candied apple and some vanilla and white chocolate. Green fruit, green banana and more tropical notes at first with a slowly developing texture. Aromatic and silky wth green herbs, papaya, green melon and juicy, mid-palate. Heaps of tingling acidity follows with some grassiness and a touch of moreish glycerol.
Drink with
Asparagus, Clams, Pulpo,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Ribeiro
Producer Pateiro
Wine Name Saramusa
Style White
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Treixadura
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 12000
Aging 6 months on its lees in SST
Soil Granite; sandy-loam
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards, Espedradas and Forraxeiros, aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Fermentation on wild yeasts followed by malolactic fermentation in SST. Aged on lees and then filtered.