Santiago, 5th. February 2015. Castrobrey winery receives more international support from New Zealand. Albariño Sin Palabras 2012 was included within the selected group of wines over 90-94 scores. Sin Palabras was scored 93/100 in Bob Campbell Guide, prestigious wine critic from New Zealand and Master of Wine.
In 2007, the spirit of innovation led the winery to release the project of the “grandfather” and founder of the winery, Jose Castro Brey: Making a wine from the oldest vines of Fornotilleiro lands situated in Camanzo – Vila de Cruces (Pontevedra), many of them about the age of 50. In that way, albariño Sin Palabras wine was born.
This international award is a key milestone in the wine development. Campbell is a gastronomy book and magazines writer, including Decanter Magazine, and was held the title of Columnist of the Year by The Magazine Publishers Association Awards in 2006 and 2008. Mr. Campbell has been Chairman of the Judges of the NZ Wine Society Royal Easter Wine Show and was founder and Registrar of Hawkes Bay Vintners, President of West Auckland Enologists. At present, he is the President of NZ section of Decanter World Wine Awards based in London.
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.