‘A Torna dos Pasas’ and ‘A Torna dos Pasas Escolma’ are red blends of Brancellao, Caiño and Ferrol. ‘A Torna dos Pasos’ is a variant of ‘os Pasos’, ie is a pointing term, which translates as ‘a little part of here’.
A Torna dos Pasas is aged a year in 1-5 year old 300 litre wood. Un-filtered, not cold stabilised. The reds come from the lower slopes above Rio Arnoia.
This has a great nose: lovely ashen rose-floral red fruits, with bracken, garnet spices (toasted red fenugreek) and a hint of roast meat. There’s a touch of saline at the rim of a gently round palate, beautifully balancing fruit, ash, flesh and spice with gentle tannins sloping outwards and yielding to the saline-acid fresh rim. Super.