Armas de Guerra 2020 Blanco, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 17243
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 85% Dona Blanca / 15% Godello
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: River stones and clay
Elevation: 1,804 feet
Vineyard Notes: The fruit for this wine was sourced from dry farmed vines that were planed between 1955-2008. Founded in 1879, Vinos Guerra is the oldest winery in the Bierzo region and one of the most historic wineries in Spain. Vinos Guerra controls one-third of all the vineyard land in Bierzo (1,000ha - 2,471 acres) and only makes wine with the best 10% of the grapes harvested.
Winemaking Notes: This wine undergoes a cold soak for 8 hours. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. The Armas de Guerra Blanco is 100% unoaked.
Tasting Notes: Citrus zest and fresh pit fruits on the perfumed nose, joined by hints of chamomile and fennel as the wine opens up. Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering fleshy pear, peach and Meyer lemon flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Finishes on a lively orange pith note, showing good persistence and a hint of florality.
Pairing Notes: The traditional food match for Dona Blanca is seafood, especially the local Galician shellfish specialties like scallops, mussels, clams, lobster, crab and oysters. In fact, the scallop shell is the longtime symbol of Galicia and the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Pilgrams walking the journey would bring back Galician scallop shells as proof that they completed the journey to the “end of the world” which at that time was the western coast of Spain.