Mar de Frades 2013
Lemon-yellow color with golden hues and bright lime-green hints. On the nose notes of seed fruits such as green apples, and specially blanquilla pears, appear over a subtle floral and persistent background. The mouthfeel is spirited, leaving a fresh sensation that links with what appeared on the nose (little flowers and green fruit on the verge of ripening) The aftertaste is saline, with mineral notes and notes reminding of ginger mixed with lychees and other exotic fruits.
100% Albarinyo. Mar de Frades was born in 1987, created by a group of enthusiastic winegrowers from the area. It is a pioneering bodega in the area and represents the meaning of the most deeply-rooted tradition in the Valley of Salnes, the historical capital of Albarinyo. "A sea that is also a wine"—Mar de Frades—is a Galician phrase for Mar de los Frailes ("Sea of the Friars"). It is also the name given to a place in the Arosa Estuary, close to the mouth of the River Umia, the same spot where the pilgrims used to disembark from their maritime journey on their way to Santiago, the shrine of Saint James.