Casal de Arman

 

This new discovery comes from the Gonzalez family, who had been making Ribeiro wines since the 19th century, but created this winery twenty years ago. In common with the best wines of the region, their vineyards are relatively high up, keeping the acid and freshness these varieties (hand-harvested Treixadura, Godello, Loureiro, Brencellao, Caino and Souson) require.

Available Wines



Casal de Arman 2015 & 2016 Eira dos Mouros Red (Ribeiro)

There is a passing resemblance to the wines of Gaillac in these dark-toned, not-too-polished Ribeiro reds. This is entirely authentic, a vivid, juicy wine with a long finish of sour cherries. For connoisseurs of the original. (50% Sousón, 40% Caiño Longo, 10% Brancellao)

Casal de Arman 2015 and 2016 Red (Ribeiro)

Composed of roughly equal parts of these three autochthonous grape, it is not surprising that this denselycoloured, sappy red seems entirely original. There are lashings of fruit, to be sure, braced by a judicious frame of tannin. Wild, dark yet bright, it is a lovely evocation of these Atlantic-influenced vineyards. (Sousón, Caiño Longo, Brancellao)

Casal de Arman 2015 or 2016 Eira dos Mouros White (Ribeiro)

Stainless-steel fermented with some time on the lees. Remarkably expressive, vivid, and spicy, this charms as it seduces. (Treixadura)

Casal de Arman 2015 White (Ribeiro)

Whole-cluster pressed, wild- and selected-yeast fermented, there is a pervasive minerality to this wine rare in the region. All the flowers, spices, and honey the nose offers are balanced and focused by the finish of lime, ginger and gunflint.(90 % Treixadura, 5% Godello, 5% Albarino)

Casal de Arman 2016 White (Ribeiro)


Whole-cluster pressed, wild- and selected-yeast fermented, there is a pervasive minerality to this wine rare in the region. All the flowers, spices, and honey the nose offers are balanced and focused by the finish of lime, ginger and gunflint. (90 % Treixadura, 5% Godello, 5% Albariño)