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Les 3 Amis is the project of three friends (“amis” in French), all specialists in and passionate about wine. Dominique Roujou de Boubée, Laura Montero and Franck Massard. Dominique and Laura are a couple and highly skilled enologists based in Galicia. Their passion for Galicia, and their belief in the potential of the region encouraged them to move to Galicia to identify the best vineyards. Franck Massard is a trained sommelier voted Naked Winemaker of the year 2014 focusing on discovering hidden gems and crafting great wines in collaboration with his companions.
DO Rías Baixas – Parcel: El Sobral.
Soils: Sandy clay soils with decomposed schist
Age of the vine: Between 15 and 40 years old
Vinification and ageing
Grapes are 100% de-stemmed and pressed in a pneumatic press. After clarification the must ferments at 18ºC for 8 days.
The wine ages on its lees in stainless steel tanks for about 10 months.
Rather intense lemony color and gold tinges. Mineral nose combining gunt-flint, seaweed tones and citrusy lift. The palate displays a bright refreshing acidity, moderate weight with lime, grapefruit, a hint of peppery and salty aromas and light balancing bitterness. A genuine example of Albariño, aged on lees showing intensity, enjoyable now yet with potential to further develop in bottle.
90 points Robert Parker The Wine Advocate 2015 (Alma 2013).
15/20 El Mundo Vino 2013 (Alma 2011).