Espadeiro

OTHER NAMES: areal, espadal, espadeiro, espadeiro da tinta, padeiro de basto, padeira de basto e tinta pobres.

CastePrior to the arrival of phylloxera, it was the predominant red variety in the Val do Salnés (Rías BaixasD. O.), traditionally an area red wines until the 1980s, when the more profitable albariño colonised the land, and entire plantations were pulled up. A few years ago, a number of wineries in the region embarked on its recovery.

UvaClimbing plant. With medium fertility, productivity and drought resistance. Medium-sized clusters and grapes with an intense blueish-red colour, thin skin and uncoloured flesh. Resistant to plagues and diseases, it is usually used blended, as a compliment, with other varieties from the region.

ViñoIt produces full-bodied wines, with a medium alcohol content, a dark cherry colour, intense fruity aromas with a certain spicy tone, high acidity and quality. It is produced as a young wine, blended with other varieties. It is excellent for production as a single-varietal wine with a short time in oak casks.

Espadeiro