At the beginning of the 1980s a group of enthusiastic wine-growers from the area started to re-discover the autochthonous grape varieties, and above all, the most prestigious of all of them, the Albariño grape. After many years’ toil and good-keeping of the wine-growing profession in the Valley of Salnés, we started to produce the fruit of this effort.
Mar de Frades was born in 1987 and its path is parallel to that of the Quality Control of the Rias Baixas. It is a pioneering bodega in the area and represents the meaning of the most deeply-rooted tradition in the Valley of Salnés, the historical capital of Albariño. It was in this place where the legend of the varieties of Albariño wine started, and where without a shadow of a doubt, the most sophisticated and suggestive white wines of Spain are produced: characterized by their freshness and aromatic intensity.
“A sea that is also a wine” – Mar de Frades – is a Galician phrase for Mar de los Frailes (Sea of the Friars). It is also the name given to a place in the Arosa Estuary close to the mouth of the River Umia, the same spot where the pilgrims used to disembark from their maritime journey on their way to Santiago, the shrine of Saint James. Our wine is born looking out this sea because from our vineyards and bodega the enclave Sea of Frades is seen.
|Brand||MAR DE FRADES|
|Region Produced in||Valle de Salnés - Rias Baixas|
|Made with||100% Albariño|
|Tasting Notes||Yellow colour with hue of gold and green. Very fresh aromas, with notes of mature exotic fruits that gain intensity as the wine ages. The flavour is fruity, with a good acidity.|
Albariño Mar de Frades is a fruity wine with marine reminiscences that seduces with its elegant freshness.
|Product Dimensions||33,5 x 7,5 x 7,5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Item model number||8436024580013|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas Mar de Frades|
|Country Produced in||Spain|