In a nutshell: A very drinkable, fruity and complex Spanish white from the north eastern region of Galicia.
The lowdown: This delicious Galician white is made from 100% Treixadura which is a grape only really grown in this part of Spain and northern Portugal (where it's know as Trajadura). Hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel this makes a lovely full flavoured wine with vibrant citrus and orchard fruit aromas. With a soft, rounded and generous nature on the palate the rich fruit flavours together with a slightly oily, creamy texture and a fresh, crisp finish of ripe citrus fruits and minerals make this a very interesting wine indeed.
When to drink: With its balance of freshness and fullness this is great to pair with seafood and tomato sauce based dishes.
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..