Appellation: Salnes; Rías Baixas.
Cuvée: Tempus Vivendi.
Colour: White.
Grapes: Albariño.
About: this Cuvée is from the second grapes to be harvested, from fruit grown by partners under supervision of Alberto, near the sea, and shows a more refreshing saline, spicy fruit character than the other entry level wine Dandelión. First made in 2003.

Vines

Location: from 17 plots from 5 winegrowers south of the winery near the village of Sanxenxo.
Size ha: 1.
Age: planted between 1975 and 1995.
Soils: granitic, sandy, with some plots more clay.
Exposition: two plots face west, the others south.
Altitude: up to 50m.
Training: pergola.
Farming: organic and sustainable mixed.
Average yield hl/ha: 20.
Climate: Atlantic.

Winemaking

The harvest is selected in the vineyard, moved to the winery in 15kg crates, and whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic press at very low pressure. The juice is moved direct to tank without any settling or clarification in order to keep all the body of the juice. Fermented with natural yeasts, without use any additives except light dose sulphites, which prevents the malo-lactic fermentation from taking place; Alberto wants the malic acid in the wine. The wine isn’t moved until the Spring when it’s bottled following with a cold tartaric stabilisation for the domestic market but not for export according to demand.

Vintage Notes 2018
A dry winter was followed by a cold, late, wet Spring. There was a normal flowering. Summer started cool, became hot, hastening the harvest. The wines turned out great.
Yield hl/ha: 25
Harvested: Sept 10 to Oct 6
Bottles produced: 11,000
Date bottled: 2019-04
Alcohol %: 12.30
SO2 Total: 84
Tasting: zesty, spicy acidity, very saline, with rich apple fruit at its core, clean, pure, long, digestible.

Vintage Notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 25
Harvested: Sept 2-25
Bottles produced: 7,300
Date bottled: 2020-05
Alcohol %: 12.70
SO2 Total: 78
Tasting: from tank 2020-03-2, lovely seaweed, seasalt and iron character overlays lemon and peach fruit, zesty, thrilling acidity, yet very ripe, second tank even richer.