Wednesday, May 15, 2013

O’ Forrollo Albariño 2010 by Bodeguero Artesano Fernando Meis Otero

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Logo of La Asociación de Bodegas Artesanas, Meaño, Rías Baixas, Galicia.
Photo by Gerry Dawes©2011 / 

Fernando Meis Otero, O'Forrollo. 
Photo by Gerry Dawes©2011 / /


O’ Forrollo Albariño 2010 (13% alcohol). $23.99
Bodeguero Artesano Fernando Meis Otero.  Dena-Meaño (Pontevedra), Galicia.

Fernando Meis is one of the younger members of the Asociación de Bodegas Artesanas, a group of 14 independent artisan wineries from the same area of Val do Salnés, the top subregion for Albariños from Rías Baixas.  

Fernando Meis farms his own vineyards of 100% Albariño grapes and ferments his must using native yeasts.  He produces just under 850 cases per year. 

Color & appearance: Deep green-gold, correct for Albariño.

Nose: Pears, lime, apricots, spices, minerals.

Palate: Lots of delicious fruit, including hints of pear, apricot and spices, with a bracing acidity reminiscent of limes that balances the fruit.  The wine finishes long, compelling sense of minerality.