Fento Wines

Fento Wines

Fento Wines is a brilliant winemaking project founded in 2012 by one of Galicia’s most respected enologists, Eulogio Pomares, and focused on the traditional grapes and wines of Rías Baixas (also source and make wines in the Dao region of northern Portugal).

Eulogio has wine in his blood – his grandfather, Ernesto Zarate, founded the famous Galician winery Bodegas Zarate back in 1920, and Ernesto studied in Bordeaux and made wine in Germany - where he was looking at similarities between Albariño and Riesling – before he took over at the helm of Zarate in 2000.

The Fento team work with local Rías Baixas grape varieties and partner with local winemakers to ensure a sustainable, manageable approach which respects the local environment.

Vines are located in the Val do Salnés and Condado de Tea sub-zones of the DO, and are planted in the xabre soil, formed of weathered, sandy granite, and trained above the ground on pergolas to ensure aeration and ward off the damp. All grape picking is done by hand, with careful selection of fruit in the vineyard, and fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.

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