In a nutshell:
A fresh and citrus small production white from a craft winery in the remote north west of Spain.
The hilly and remote region of Arribes sits along the Duero gorge facing Portugal on the opposite bank and it's an area of small producers who mainly grow indigenous grape varieties. Equipo HG's (to give then their short name) Eclectico range is for their more experimental wines and this one came about after they found an old vineyard planted with, what's locally known as, Puesta en Cruz (or Rabigato across the river in Portugal). It's made very simply in stainless steel and aged for just a short period on its lees. The result is a wine bursting with fresh citrus acidity and aromatics with a layer of richness and smoky complexity coming from the lees ageing. Small production and a bit of rarity, but well made and certainly worth seeking out.
When to drink:
Very well balanced this is bright and refreshing all by itself but with enough body to pair with food like pasta, risottos or paella.