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GRAPE AND VINEYARDS

The singular Albariño vineyards where the wine CHAN DE ROSAS is produced are located in Galicia, Valle del Salnés (Cradle of the Albariño wine), Pontevedra.

The Grape

The experience and the knowledge he obtained of the area and the Albariño grape, led Marcos Lojo to the selection of 12 Salnés Valley winemakers with vineyards in privileged lands for the quality of grapes produced Albariña. These vineyards are planted in some of the cases for more than 70 years in the areas of: A Carabuxeira (Sanxenxo), Padrenda (Meaño), Cabeza de Boi (Meis), A Pedreira (Sisán) Castrelo (Cambados) and Lores (Meaño).

The Climate

The Designation of Origin (D.O) Rias Baixas is fully integrated into the great Atlantic region. The wines of this denomination are completely Atlantic wines.

During the Winter, the Atlantic storms, with its warm fronts, and frequently tropical air, bring heavy rainfall and are the determinants and reason of mild and warm temperatures and with little marked differences between day and night. Spring is early and rainy. The Azores anticyclone settles over the western Atlantic in early summer, preventing the passage of disturbances. Rainfall is infrequent and not abundant and the temperatures remain mild because of the fresh air.

In this season a major dryness of the soil happens because of the lower rainfall, the increased of the temperature and because of the sandy soil that helps the infiltration. After the anticyclone, in autumn, the storms penetrate one after another, in a very rainy season again.

Terroir/Soil

The Rías Baixas and in particular the vineyards where the CHAN DE ROSAS is obtained, are located next to the Ria de Arousas Sea. It is a little shallow but well-drained soil, the origin comes from the decomposition of the granitic rocks, resulting in a sandy soil and acidic structure. Both the location of the land and the type of soil will give the wines a characteristic note of salinity and minerality.