Producer: Atlantic Galician Wineries
DO: Rías Baixas
Type: White wine
Clean, bright straw yellow in colour with greenish streaks. In terms of the nose, the wine is medium to high intensity, with aromas of aromatic herbs and resinous notes, grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruit like pineapple and white flowers. On the palate, it is quite sweet but fresh, with a strong fruit presence, good balance and a long finish.
Like most Albariño wines, Marola & Mass is the perfect accompaniment to all kinds of fish and seafood. It also combines well with sushi, poultry and rice dishes or just enjoy chilled on its own.
The Albariño grapes come from vineyards planted approximately 25 years ago. Following a manual harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery where they are de-stemmed, and the so-called free-run juice is extracted naturally from the grapes (i.e. no mechanical pressing is involved), and left to clarify naturally for 36 hours at 10ºC. Temperature-controlled fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks at 14ºC for 21 days. Once fermented, the wine remains on its lees in the tanks until it is stabilized and bottled.
About the producer
Half Italian, half Galician, Benedetto Carcieri has spent a lot of his working life travelling Spain and the world selling wines from Galicia. Like many of his colleagues in the wine trade, all that energy and enthusiasm spent selling wine led him one day to the conclusion that the next logical step was to make his own wine. Starting out with his brother Antonio and a few hectares of their own, the Atlantic Galician Wineries project has slowly expanded and now encompasses three of Galicia’s most celebrated appellations: the well-known coastal region of Rías Baixas, home of the Albariño grape, the dramatic terraced landscapes of Ribeira Sacra along the Sil and Miño rivers, and Ribeiro, famous for its centuries-old winemaking traditions and wonderful native white grapes like Treixadura, Torrontés or Godello.