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Pequeño Santos 2019

Pequeño Santos

2019
Rías Baixas (Spain)

Pequeño Santos is the latest venture of Todd Bloomberg, after years of experience. It is a wine that...

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£8.93

£8.04

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Pequeño Santos 2019

Producer

Alcohol content

12.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

Review

Pequeño Santos is the latest venture of Todd Bloomberg, after years of experience. It is a wine that is not as pretentious as its older siblings, yet it bears all the hallmarks of a 100% Albariño, whose great merit lies in its ability to offer a combination of fantastic quality and a very reasonable price, which is no easy task nowadays.

Under Todd's direction as wine-maker, the wines succeed in expressing the best of the region's characteristics. The wines conform totally to organic farming methods, which include the customary use of sheep manure and green vegetable matter fertilisers, in pellet form, and nettle purine (fermented nettle tea). Natural yeasts, emanating from the organic vineyards, are the only ones used in the production of these wines. The vines are worked in parcels, château-style, and the soil composition, which is based on sand, limestone and clay, endows the wines with an unusual complexity. A clear example of this singularity is the estate known as Pago de Xoan, where on occasions the vineyard is flooded by the estuary water, which contributes some saline and iodine notes, not normal traits found in Spanish white wines.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Mark D, London (16/07/2018) - Vintage 2017

Crisp & refreshing

A good example of Albarinho. Crisp & refreshing without being too forward, this wine offers really good value for money.

by: Xavi (25/12/2018) - Vintage 2017

Un buen albariño suave

Es un albariño suave que para aquellas personas que toman albariño pero les parece un poco fuerte, servir bien frío.

by: Tommy (27/11/2017) - Vintage 2016

Easy drinking good value Albarino

Very reasonably priced wine, great for everyday drinking. You will not find a better value for money Albarino here or anywhere else!

by: Mark D, London (23/11/2017) - Vintage 2016

A lovely Alvarinho

This wine is fruity, refreshing and lively. A really good example of the region and offering excellent value for money.

by: Jonathan S (31/05/2017) - Vintage 2016

Excellent value albarino

This is a bit of a find. An albarinho for around the £5-£6 price mark. Fruity and fresh, this is an easy drinker on its own or with fish dishes.

Benito Santos

Benito Santos

In 1965 Benito Santos was the first vine grower invited to sell his wine at the Albariño Festival. He has since died and been buried in the grounds of the Monastery of Cálago, at Vilanova de Arousa. His work showed his sincerity and respect for nature (organic farming), enabling the production of wines that exhibit the marked effect of their terroir. Benito Santos held the view that wines should be made in the vineyard and not in the winery. Benito Santos owned three vineya...