Coto de Gomariz, Flower and the Bee White 2020
A beautiful Galician white. Fruity, herbal and mineral. It is at once fresh as well as present on the palate. Get onto this.
Wine: COTO DE GOMARIZ Flower and the Bee Blanco 2019
Producer: Coto de Gomariz
Region/Country: Galicia, Spain
Production Method: Organic farming. Cool fermentation with native yeasts. Bottled young and fresh.
Style: Lovely presence and persistence with full-flavoured fruit profile and zippy acidity
Pairing Suggestion: Shellfish
Coto de Gomariz
Nestled at the eastern edge of Galicia, the Ribeiro DO is split by three rivers. Coto de Gomariz is located in the zone of Ribeiro where the slopes overlook the Avia river and consists of 27 hectares. Shisteous, granitic and sandy soils, steep slopes, tiny yields and a unique microclimate make this spot ideal for growing the local varieties which include Treixadura, Godello, Loureira and Albariño. Owner Ricardo Carreiro and winemaker Xosé Lois Sebio have introduced biodynamic principles, and are producing great wines at great prices.
From The Natty Boy
This hails from the Ribiero region in north western Spain, in Galicia. This is such a hotbet region in Spanish winemaking at the moment, and so far away from the weather and terroir that we normally associate with Iberia in general. The influence of the Atlantic is pronounced, and the vineyards planted on very steep riverbanks. Coto de Gomariz are in the process of conversion to biodynamic farming across all of their vineyards, and they focus exclusively on indigenous varieties such as Treixadura from which this wine is made. This Flower and the Bee range is designed to put these native and not widely known varieties front and centre. Everything is done by hand in the vineyard, the slopes making it almost impossible for any sort of mechanisation unless terraces have been constructed. Winemaking is hands off, all done in stainless steel and bottled young and fresh. This is all about youthful vitality and it leaps from the glass with herbal edge accompanied by lovely orchards and stone fruit which flows to the palate. Acidity is really prominent, so whilst you feel like there is a lot going on, it remains fresh as a daisy. I’d really recommend drinking widely the wines of northern Spain, particularly the whites if you like this one.