- Producer: Atlantic Galician Wineries
- DO: Ribeiro
- Vintage: 2020
- ABV: 12%
- Grape: Godello | Torrontés | Treixadura
Treixadura, Godello, and Torrontés grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand in the sloping, terraced vineyards in the Avia river valley north of Ourense in Galicia. Each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with careful control of the temperature. Once fermented the wine then sits in the tanks for the winter months where it gradually settles and clarifies. The varieties are then blended together before bottling.
This produces a wine that is straw yellow in colour, with a very clean, steely and mineral nose with aromas of fresh young apple and crisp pear. More herbaceous notes on the palate, coupled with green apple, citrus and lime. Deliciously juicy feeling in the mouth.
Like many Galician white wines, D’Mateo Quintas makes a wonderful pairing for all kinds of white fish, octopus, mussels, clams and all the other delicious shellfish that you can find in this coastal region of northwest Spain.
A very good alternative for all those Sauvignon Blanc fans out there.
Have to admit I am fairly new to trying different wines and thanks to Simply Spanish Wine I've been able to explore some of the great wine from this country most of which isn't available in the supermarket or restaurants. I ordered a case and sampled about half of the white wines they have on the website. This one was for me the best. Galicia and white wine just seems to work and I found this one "D'Mateo" one of the best white wines I have ever had. If you like your white wine extra cold, easy to drink, fresh, but still with a good amount of flavour this one is for you. I can see this one being a bit of a mainstay in my fridge, great wine!