Sensacion, Ribeiro, Terra do Castelo 2012 Winner of the Silver Medal in the Catavinum world Competition and the Bronze Medal from the International Wine Guide
Caliente!!! Sexy. This wine is just flat out sexy. From the tall, slender bottle to the smooth and seductive aroma and palate to the bragging rights of international awards, sexy, just plain sexy. A blend of Treixadura, Torrontes, Godello and Palamino, this dry white wine offers and, distinctively so, all the flavors from each of the four varietals. So, let's talk about them.
First, the one with which we are probably most familiar, Godello. This grape typically offers aromas and flavors of apricot and other stone fruits. A heavier hitter in the wine world than you might have thought, highly regarded international wine critic Jancis Robinson, MW, says that Godello," combines the structure of white burgundy with the finesse of a juicily mineral grape." Torrontes is familiar to us standing all on its own. And here in Sensacion, Torrontes brings the flavors we know from bottles served and sold in the shop, spring flowers, tropical fruit, a touch of honey all in the smooth yet unrestrained way for which Torrontes is known. Next up, Treixadura. This Portuguese grape is used to blend flavors, adds body to the wine and brings light lemony and white flower aromatics and flavors. And then, Palomino. Indigenous to Spain, Palomino is predominantly used to make sherry. Here, in Sensacion, Palomino bring the same fruit and nut flavors that you find in Spanish Sherry. All THAT is in Sensacion and that is why it received so many awards!
Sensacion goes great with pork, salmon and everything in between. So go wild on it! $12.99 for an international award winner. Warning: Spanish wines are headed up in respect, popularity and price. Buy this one now. Sensacion is offered on the menu at Asheville's hottest new restaurant, Lex18.
The winery describes Sensacion this way: Balanced, fresh and tasty, this wine results from a magnificent combination of different varieties selected from the best vineyards situated in the Terra do Avia zone. With an intense aroma, delicate and elegant, it has notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple, with hints of apple. It has a balanced, fresh and just a touch of sweet finish.
About the winery:
Our quality begins in the vineyard
Covering an area of 3500 m2 this winery is located in the Denomination of Origin Ribeiro, ensuring a high quality wine that combines the tradition of a historical wine region with the most modern production methods.
Treixadura predominant grape in this wine are also present other typical local varieties like Mencia, Torrontés and Godello. Terra do Castelo has capacity to produce two million liters of wine, made with care and professionalism.
The latest technology for the best grapes
Terra facilities do Castelo harbor edge technology for winemaking with modern machinery for the work of stripping and cold storage. The guarantee of fermentation and the most rigorous asepsis are some ideas from this winery.
The building that houses the winery combines wood with stone and steel, another example of the fusion between the modern and the indigenous inTerra do Castelo.