About Mar de Frades
Mar de Frades, the Spanish winery, was established in 1987, to bring out the best of the premium white-wine making potential of the Salnes Valley. This is the place where the famous white varietal of Albarino is cultivated. Some of Spain’s most sophisticated and historic wines are produced using this grape. Therefore, it is not surprising to know that Mar de Frades is one of the biggest and reputed wine producers of the Rias Baixas Designation of Origin.
Surrounded by the cool breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, the Mar de Frades winery is blessed to be situated in a strategic location – at the base of the Finca Valinas vineyards, one of the famous in Spain. The historic Salnes Valley is home to over 150 winegrowers. The Mar de Frades works closely with them to use fruits grown on their vineyards. In addition to this, the group also owns vineyards in three important wine-rich areas such as:
- The plot between the Salnes Valley and Ulla River – almost 30 hectares
- Separate plot in Salnes Valley – almost 21 hectares
- A small area in the reputed vineyards of Finca Valinas- almost 8 hectares
The soils here mostly contain granite and sand, which lend a lot of minerality to the aromatic Albarino grape varietal grown here in abundance. Some of the popular wines created by this label are:
Albarino Atlantico – This is made from the classic Albarino grapes that are processed with the help of Ganimdes macerators. Natural yeasts are used for fermentation to retain the Atlantic nature and aroma of the grapes used for this wine.
Finca Valinas – Considered to be one of the best white wines of Spain, this wine is made from premium and selective Albarino grapes grown in the Finca Valinas vineyards. The fruits’ own lees are used for ageing and French oak barrels are used for fermenting this wine.
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