- Sin Palabras is included in this Guide with 93 scores for the first time and is described among the best white Spanish wines and one of the best D.O. Rias Baixas wines vintage 2014
Santiago, 7th. April 2016. Castrobrey winery is granted more awards from Gourmets Guide to the Best Spanish Wines 2016 (31st. edition). Sin Palabras 2014 achieved a score of 93 out of 100, which corresponds to the category of “excellent wine” being listed as the best elaborations of the D.O. Rias Baixas. An extraordinary position, taking into account that 1.500 Spanish wineries are analyzed (4.400 wines).
The tasting panel is composed by 23 independent winemakers, journalists and sommeliers in a blind tasting process. For the final result, 222 sessions were celebrated where 1.514 wines were commented and qualified.
Gourmets Group was founded in 1976 and has always been involved in the Spanish food and wine training which is so recognized nowadays. By living this experience, five years later of publishing the first Gourmets Wine Guide, the commission was convinced that the most appropriate way to make an analysis in an impartial and objective assessment was by adopting the blind tasting method.
In 2007, Adegas Castrobrey, developing their constant innovation interest, commercialized the project of their “grandfather” and founder of the winery, José Castro Brey: making a wine from the oldest vines of Fornotilleiro vineyards in Camanzo – Vila de Cruces (Pontevedra), most of them 50 years old. Thus, Albariño Sin Palabras was born.
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.