Casa Beade (Adega Beade in Galician) is produced by Jose Luis Beade, who learned winemaking from his grandfather and later Jose Luis Mateos of Quinta de Muradella. He farms 6 acres divided into 22 plots (!) in cold, wet Betanzos, the northernmost traditional grape growing region of Spain. Jose Luis crafts extremely limited, pure, austere examples of the local grapes. He is working to revive viticulture in this exceptional wine growing region, where only 75 acres remain of the 2,500 that existed in the 18th century.
Ribeiras de Armea Blanco
80% Branco Lexítimo (Albarín), 20% Godello from 10-30-year-old vines planted in granite and schist soils in the cool, humid, climate from the northernmost grape growing region in Spain. Aged for 10 months in combination of used oak and stainless followed by 1 month in all stainless. Low SO2, unfined/unfiltered. Total production, 1,800 bottles. Sustainable agriculture.