“Pago de Xoan” Albarino
Viñedo de Xoan is the original Benito Santos vineyard, planted in 1930-1932. It’s half a hectare in size, and located right next to the bodega, in Vilanova de Arousa. The vineyard is 500 meters from the Atlantic Ocean, and there’s always a particularly briny character to this wine. The vines are ungrafted and pergola-trained (the traditional method in Galicia). Soils are granite-based, which is the most common soil type in the appellation. Xoan spends eighteen months on the lees before bottling. Production was 3400 bottles.