Sanxenxo, Rias Baixas D.O.
Winemaker: Ivan Lima
Rías Baixas is renowned for Albariño, an indigenous variety that produces some of the world’s foremost white wines. Located in the Galicia region of north-western Spain, the DO was formally established in 1988. Albariño has always been the flagship of this coastal region.
Located in the southern end of the Val do Salnes sub-region in the town of Sanxenxo, the winery has been in operation since 1993 and Eidos became a reality in 2000. The ‘Eidos’ (garden arbors), 100 acres of which Adega Eidos owns, are traditionally trained, are almost always ungrafted, and are over 50 years of age.
Since 2003, winemaking has taken place in a modern design facility overlooking Sanxenxo harbour. Selected bunches are brought the short distance in small crates, sorted before the de-stemming, crushing and cold maceration processes. Natural yeasts undergo temperature control to achieve long fermentation and natural clarification. The wines are left on their fine lees until bottling.