Winery Profile

Located in a historical sub-zone of O Salnés in the heart of the Rias Baixas DO in Northwest Spain, Carballal is a small, 15 hectare estate owned by the Vásquez Abal family, who has been working their land for over 40 years. The focus here is Albariño made in a traditional manner: organic farming, vineyard work and harvesting done by hand, high trellising nearly six feet off the ground, native yeast fermentation. Two of the 15 hectares contain 45 year-old vines; these vines are vinified separately to produce their flagship wine. The soils here are sandy, weathered granite which allows for optimal drainage as well as pronounced aromatics in the wines.


The focus here is Albariño made in a traditional manner: organic farming, vineyard work and harvesting done by hand, high trellising nearly six feet off the ground, native yeast fermentation.



Wine Info

Albarino “Sete Cepas”, Rias Baixas: 100% Albarino sourced from younger vines within the A Granxa vineyard. Soils of granite origin, rich in silica. Hand-harvested. Fermentation in stainless steel with native yeast and aged on the fine lees.

Albarino “Cepas Viejas”, Rias Baixas: 100% Albarino from the 45 year old vines within the 2 hecare vineyard planted adjacent to the estate. Southern exposure on a steep slope allows for optimal ripening and drainage. Sandy granite soils lead to a pronounced aromatic character on the Cepas Viejas. Hand-harvested with fermentation in stainless steel with native yeast and aged on the fine lees.

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