Bodegas Albamar Capitan Xurelo
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Region: Rias Baxias, Spain
Varieties: Caino Blanco, Espadeiro, and Mencía
Bodegas Albamar Capitan Xurelo is a savory medium-bodied red blend with dark berry, forest floor, and mushroom notes.
Song: Drinking at the Dam by Smog
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About Bodegas Albamar Capitan Xurelo
Bodegas Albamar Capitan Xurelo is a savory medium-bodied red blend with dark berry, forest floor, and mushroom notes. Perfect for BBQ.
About Bodegas Albamar
If Sally sells seashells by the seashore, Xurxo Alba of Albamar makes Albariño al alba del mar (next to the sea). There’s not much more to say. It’s what Xurxo was born to do. It’s what he knows best. He is the personification of Albariño.
The cellar is in Cambados next door to his parents’ restaurant. There is also a tienda de ultramarinos, a small shop selling local artisan foods. His family has been farming and making Albariño in the O Salnés sub-region of Rías Baixas for generations. It wasn’t until Xurxo finished his studies that the Alba family started bottling and commercializing their wines in 2006.
The Alba family owns about 2.5 hectares. They also source from about 10 hectares spread throughout the region. Their winery and land are close to the Atlantic Ocean. It sits near the mouth of the Umia River in the heart of Galicia’s Rías Baixas. Xurxo wishes they owned more, vineyards here pass along from generation to generation. Working the land is a way of life; it’s a hobby. It’s what people do with their free time. This is a lifestyle that money can’t buy.
Xurxo farms and makes sure his farmers farm as naturally as possible, as much as the region permits. Being by the sea, the threat of fungal diseases like mildew and oidium is always present. In the cellar, fermentation happens with native yeast. This is a common denominator between all of the wines. Whether he works the lees or uses oak is on a wine by wine basis, vintage by vintage.