Chan de Rosas Cuvée Especial Albariño 2019

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An elegant Albariño inside and outside
The harvest is carried out by hand in small 15kg boxes. After destemming, the grapes are cold macerated at 7C for 12 hours. The must then goes through a static racking for the next 24 hours. Fermentation is slow and at low temperatures to maintain the pure expression of the fruit flavour (pineapple, peach, mango and some honeysuckle). Every week the wine is stirred to keep the lees suspended in order to add additional complexity in aromas & flavours. A portion of the wine undergoes alcoholic fermentation in new French oak barrels for roundness and body and then just a portion of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes
Expressive and energetic thanks to its high acidity which is typical of the Albariño grape. The Rías Baixas region in north-west Spain is the “home” of Albariño and while it is grown successfully in North America, Australia and other regions of the world, the grape shows its best characteristics here. The Cuvée Especial has very appealing bouquets of white peach, apricot, honey and even some spices. This harmonious combination of aromas and flavours is enveloped in a round and slightly creamy body with additional delicate hints of vanilla in the nose and on the palate.
A great balance that the winemaker has been able to achieve between high acidity and body!

This is a very well made wine with graceful and beautiful length. Very enjoyable now and it might also be interesting to keep and mature for 1-2 more years.


Decanter, 96 Points: “A thoroughly appealing bouquet with honey, peach, apricot and spice all contributing in harmony. Palate is crisp and creamy with notes of vanilla, lime and greengage. Overall length and balance can’t be faulted. Long, too.”

James Suckling, 90 Points: “Bright, fresh peaches and pears, lemon sherbet, and a very succulent and fresh, melon and white-peach finish. Drink now.”


Rias Baixas Albariño Cuvée Especial

Famed producer Marcos Lojo was born in the Salnés Valley, a region of Pontevedra considered the cradle of Albariño. He spent much of his career exploring the unique terroirs and expressions of the region. He is very much an authority on Albariño. Today he is technical director overseeing the production of the wines of Premium Fincas. Premium Fincas is a viticultural group based in Hong Kong that has wineries in Rioja, Ribera del Ruedo, and Rueda.

Winery Chan de Rosas

The Grapes
The experience and the knowledge he obtained of the area and the Albariño grape led to the selection of 12 Salnés Valley winemakers with vineyards in privileged lands producing high quality fruit for the Rias Baixas Albariño. Some of the vineyards are planted for more than 70 years in the areas of: A Carabuxeira (Sanxenxo), Padrenda (Meaño), Cabeza de Boi (Meis), A Pedreira (Sisán) Castrelo (Cambados) and Lores (Meaño).

The Climate
The Designation of Origin (D.O.) Rias Baixas is fully integrated into the great Atlantic region, with four full seasons . It provides a great variance of temperature and rainfall, and moderated by the influence of the Gulf Stream. In Winter, Atlantic storms arrive bringing heavy rainfall and with little marked differences between day and night temperatures. Spring is early and rainy. In early summer the Azores anticyclone settles over the western Atlantic, preventing the passage of atmospheric disturbances. Rainfall is infrequent and temperatures are consistent. In this season the soils are dry and the vines become mildly stressed from the increased temperature. And because of the sandy soil that helps drainage. In autumn, just after harvest, the storms arrive again one after another, refreshing the soils and vines before winter’s hibernation period.

The Rías Baixas Albariño and in particular the vineyards where the Chan de Rosas grapes grow, are located next to the Ria de Arousas Sea. The soil shallows but well-drains, formed from the decomposition of the granitic rocks. It results in a sandy soil and acidic structure. Both the location of the land and the type of soil provides the wines a characteristic albariño notes of crisp fruits, salinity and minerality.

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Additional information


Chan de Rosas




Rías Baixas





Grape Variety

100% Albariño



Bottle per case





DO Rías Baixas



Technical sheet

Please find below technical sheet of the wine Chan de Rosas Cuvée Especial Albariño 2019