Angel Sequeiros – Albarino Foudre 2010
Angel Sequeiros, the youngest son of six children, was born in 1920 in Cabreira, to a humble family of Galician farmers. After being forced to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s he returned home and emigrated in search of a better life for his family. After returning to Galicia in 1960, he purchased Quinta* A Gaviñeira, a stately property with Albariño vineyards dating from the 1920s. today, the 7.4-hectare estate is run by his son Clement, who released the first vintage in 2009. His Albariños have quickly gained critical acclaim; his Foudre was awarded the trophy for the best single varietal white in the world over £15 in 2014.
Fermented in steel vats at 14°C for 21 days. The wine was then racked to remove the heaviest sediment and is then matured for 11 months in a french oak “foudre”, sur lie, with a weekly batonnage.
This is probably the best style for top-quality Albariño: with very discreet oak influence, the wine develops its aromas, and shows balance and length. It’s a new dimension for Albariño lovers, and a wine that can improve over 4 years and keep for another 4.
The 2010 vintage won the International Trophy for best “Single Varietal White” at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013.
Age of vines – 40 to 90 years
Production – 5300 bottles