Adega Familia Eladio Pineiro, “Envidia Cochina” Tete de Cuvee, Rias Baixas, Albarino 2018


Vinous: A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe citrus fruits, white flowers, candied ginger and smoky minerals, along with a hint of anise that emerges as the wine opens up. Shows very good depth as well as energy to its sappy Meyer lemon, quince and honeysuckle flavors, which are braced by a core of juicy acidity. Shows sharp delineation and mineral bite on the clinging finish, which leaves a refreshingly bitter orange pith note behind.


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In the early 1980’s Eladio Piñeiro established his first winery in the Spanish region, Rías Baixas, before its official status as a D.O. appellation was granted. He gained recognition and a reputation for producing great albariño wines.

In January 2003, Eladio Piñeiro made the decision to sell the winery, but maintained ownership of his best vineyards throughout Galicia. Motivated by his family, he began a new venture, Adega Familiar Eladio Piñeiro, returning to the vineyard and the albariño vines. This shows the traditional albariño wines with long lees aging, adding more complexity and depth to the wines.

He supplies 100% from his vineyards, located in the key region Val do Salnés in Rías Baixas for Albariño, and from Alentejo for his Portuguese Gran Reserva red. The vineyards are farmed biodynamic and practices are carried out in the winemaking process allowing these wines to showcase their exceptional terroir, roots, and history.

Region / Sub-Region: Spain, Rías Baixas, Salnés Valley.

Grapes: 100% Albariño, average age of the vineyards 30 years.

Soil: Granite sandy soils.

Farming: Organic, Biodynamic.

Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel.

Aging: 6 months aging on fine lees in stainless steel with weekly bâtonnage. Then this wine is blended with 15% of Frore de Carme wine from the previous vintage that has 12.5 months aging.

Residual sugar: Less than 2 g/l.

Nose: Candied citrus, nectarines and peaches, white flowers, mineral.

Taste: Very elegant, ripe fruits, and balsamic from lees, licorice and fennel.

Color: Straw, light golden yellow with glints of green, neat, and shiny.

Gastronomy: Perfect with all types of seafood, oysters, fish tacos, fresh pastas, white meats.

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