Bodegas Laureatus is a relatively new winery established by the Oubiña-Somoza family, who for decades have been recognised as one of the best suppliers of shellfish in Spain. Laureano Oubiña’s long held ambition to make wine was realised with the purchase of a vineyard in the Val do Salnés area of Rías Baixas.
The ground in this area is coarse, sandy and rich in silica. The vineyard is on sloping land with a south to south west orientation to provide the perfect microclimate for the production and ripening of quality grapes
Bodegas Laureatus are focused exclusively on the production of quality wines using the Albariño grape. The modern winery uses state of the art equipment, combined with traditional techniques such as hand harvesting and selection of the grapes. To preserve the flavour characteristics, fermentation takes place at low temperatures, in stainless steel tanks and the wine is refrigerated during blending and bottling.
Grapes come from four different vineyards all in the Val do Salnés subregion. Fermentation happens at a low temperature to protect the acidity of the grapes and done solely in stainless steel. Wine spends a short time on lees to add complexity and compliments the salinity beautifully.
It’s fresh with plenty of peach, mango, citrus, apricot supported up with a firm saline backbone and great acidity.
The family originally made their money in shellfish which this coincidently pairs with excellently.