If you haven’t tried them before, gougères are wonderful fluffy, cheesy choux pastries that you serve as appetisers.
Our wine producers Valmiñor & Ébano participated recently in the UK in a VIRTUAL SOMMELIER MASTERCLASS for restaurants and sommeliers, along with their winemaker Álvaro Bueno.
This virtual tasting was arranged by the Rías Baixas Consejo Regulador along with Alison Dillon and Chris Losh from The Sommelier Collective.
Davila 2019 vintage was tasted along 7 other wines from Rías Baixas.
Chris Losh and Alison Dillon talk about this fascinating region of Spain and their amazing wines.
Watch the masterclass here
Adegas Valminor, Davila Albariño
“Winemaker Alvaro Bueno calls Davila – named after the owner’s mother – their ‘most personal wine’. Valminor was set up to ‘show that there’s more to this region than Albarino’ and 20% of the blend is Loureiro and Treixadura. Alvaro says that these two bring, respectively, floral notes and acidity and fruity/aromatic characters.
Loureiro takes longer to ripen than other varieties, which is tricky in Rias Baixas where late summer and early autumn can be wet. As a result, it is not as widely planted as the more tolerant Albariño, and tends to be a part of the blend, rather than the main component.
It likes sun and is often grown on the higher vineyards and responds especially well to the sub-region’s metamorphic schist.”
Albaro told us that it was ‘one of the most terpenic varieties’ after Moscatel, with typical notes of laurel leaf, eucalyptus and chamomile.” Chris Losh, The Sommelier Collective UK