Ladeiras Branco de Santa Cruz 2017
Branco de Santa Cruz is an authentic Galician single-village wine. Branco, which means white in Gallego, comes from vineyards scattered throughout the village of Santa Cruz in O Bolo county, located in the Val do Bibei in the southern part of the Valdeorras appellation. A blend of old godello, treixadura, doña blanca, and palomino varieties from traditional co-planted, bush-trained vines on granitic soil, locally called sábrego. Terraced vineyards perched between 400 to 600 meters above the Bibei river are planted on steep slopes facing south, west, and northwest. Branco Santa Cruz shows off godellos textural similarities with white Burgundy; however, it comes across as more Mediterranean, with aromatic herbs, white flowers, hay, and honeycomb, with good volume and balanced acidity. Viticulture is certified organic, and the grapes are hand-harvested. Wines are made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling. Branco de Santa Cruz is extremely limited.
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