Lagar de Broullón, Meaño (Pontevedra)
Bodeguero Artesano José Pintos Pintos
Lagar de Broullon Albariño 2010 12.5% 12/750ML $23.99
José Pintos, artesan grower-winemaker of Lagar de Broullón, sings during a lunch break at the Festa del Encontro do Viño de Autor at Meaño (Pontevedra).
Located in the heart of the Val de Salnés, in an area known as the home of Albariño grape, Lagar de Broullón bodega is surrounded by its 2.5 acre south-southwest facing vineyard that produces its signature wine. Akin to wineries in Burgundy, the bodega is a 19th Century house, where several generations of the Pintos family have made wine with intelligence and car and have developed a family tradition for authentic artisan wines on a small scale.
Only about 600 cases of fine Albariño are made each year and only 100 of those will reach the U.S. market. Lagar de Broullón’s dedication to quality focuses on the vineyard and the grapes, which José Pintos believes is the most important element in wine. Although the winery has modern a vinification system, Pintos tries to make his wines with as little intervention as possible. He believes that his signature wine is steeped in tradition and through meticulous vineyard work, he tries to achieve the highest quality in his wine.
We believe that Pintos has achieved his goal. His Lagar de Broullón is one of the finest wines in our portfolio.