Luis Anxo

Ribeiro (Arnoia Valley)

'Viña de Martin' Treixadura 2019


‘Os Pasos’ is Treixadura-predominant white blends incorporating a little each of Albariño, Lado and Torrontés. It spends 2 months unstirred on lees, no malo, aged 12 months in stainless, but I think it rude talking about winemaking in front of a wine such as this.

Menthol herbs in sand aromas carry cereals, waxed florals, green herbs, and a tang of steel. To smell and taste, there is a lovely in and out green-gold interplay; the cereal kicks in at the front of the mouth, going barley water, then steel and then grassy acid. There’s lovely roundness even as the acid draws out ... the round-straight tension is wonderful. At no point fruity as such, yet never fruit-deficient. Super.