- Donosti is the third incorporation of “Nice to meet you” collection
Santiago, 27th January 2015, Adegas Castrobrey is introducing Nice to Meet you special selections annually. This year: Donosti edition vintage 2014, a collection wine that pays tribute to the Basque city. The bottle is featured by its special turquoise blue color and by the reference to Kursall , designed by the architect Rafael Moneo and Chillida´s sculpture. Donosti was nominated European city of the Culture for 2016.
Nice to Meet you Donosti becomes the third vintage of the collection of bottles previously dedicated to Seville, in yellow color (vintage 2012) and Girona in coral color (vintage 2013) to continue the annual reference to those cities of the world which the winery has a special emotional bond with.
It is composed by the blending of three grape varieties: treixadura and godello (50 years old vines) and albariño (10 years old vines) grown in their own lands in Camanzo – Vila de Cruces (D.O. Rías Baixas). Being vinified separately, treixadura and godello remain on their lees for two months. Then, the three varieties are mixed and settle during one year in a stainless steel tank. Mixture and ageing in the tank for ten months and lately, ageing in the bottle for three more months. The result is a straw yellow wine with fruity scent. Very fresh, balanced and well integrated acidity that gives persistence and very well evolution in the bottle.
As for the design, this edition mixes tradition and modern references extended across generations. With a bottle design that does not go unnoticed, the new generations of the family make a restyling of the brand to honor the grandparents of the family, founders of the winery.
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.