Santiago, 2nd. March 2016. Castrobrey winery is awarded again. The sixth edition of the Galician wine, distillates and wineries guide 2016 awarded BOCABAJO Castrobrey herbs liquor with the maximum rating: GREAT GOLD and BOCABAJO Castrobrey orujo and coffee liquor obtained the GOLD distinction.
This guide, directed by Luis Paadín – Gallaecia founding member, board member for the AEPEV, member of FIJEV, taster in many qualification boards and international contests, Master in viticulture and enology by Vigo University and national champion at the European Ambassadors of the Champagne Contest. In 2013, Mr. Paadín won one of the most prestigious worldwide awards: The Gourmand Wine Books Awards 2013. He also was awarded for the Best Book about wine and tourism in Spain, among the best five in the world.
The desire for innovation and constant improvement of Adegas Castrobrey, leads the winery to develop the project in 2010 “honoring the old spirit makers of the Ulla area”. A special bagasse produced from the oldest albariño “Sin Palabras” vines (many of them more than 50 years old), grown in Fornotilleiro lands in Camanzo, Vila de Cruces (Pontevedra).
This recognition is a key milestone and a good boost for Adegas Castrobrey. In the Galician wine, distillates and wineries guide 2016 500 wineries and 1500 different references are shown. For this reason, this book is one of the most complete publication about the Galician wine scene. In addition, the Guide features a particular characteristic: It is the only one published with no advertising, 2000 copies are published and more than 230 persons support it with financial sponsorship.
Adegas Castrobrey, D.O. Rías Baixas (Ulla Subzone)
Familiar winery founded by José Castro Brey and Isabel Pereiro Becerra in 1983. Currently, it is the third generation family tradition that combines the artisanal production and the most advanced cold maceration and controlled fermentation techniques in stainless steel tanks.
The winery is located in the Ulla subzone, in Camanzo (Vila de Cruces), 20 km from Santiago de Compostela. It is a thermal valley where the real granite viticulture is made. The winery grows their own vines trained in high trellises, with 12 hectares of albarino, treixadura, godello, torrontes, red caiño and mencía grape varieties. The soil is composed by clay, quartz and iron with a granitic base. The climate has Atlantic influence (temperature average: 17ºC, rainfall: 1200 mm/m2 and 2300 sunshine hours) which marks the character of their wines.
The bagasse from the oldest vines grown in Fornotilleiro lands is distillated in the traditional copper stills, removing heads and tails and using part of the hearts to elaborate our BOCABAJO Castrobrey Spirits, Specific Denomination “Orujo de Galicia”.