The profesional publication "Vivir el vino", in its guide 2011, has awarded a excellent punctuation of 96 points to the monovarietal of Brancellao, A Costiña 2007, elaborated by winery Alán de Val.
This monovarietal, bred in barrel of french and american oak during 8 months and in bottle during 6 months, has a graduation of 14º and his production that achieves the 1.100 bottles it can purchase by the price of between 30 and 40 euros by bottle.
It´s notes of taste are the following: high and complex Intensity. They stand out the aromas of red and black fruit. Notes of pepper and nail on a bottom of fine cortex, rockrose and thyme. In mouth is large, savory, with mineral acidity and with a complex and persistent end.
Thus, Alán de Val wins a new recognition for an only wine in the world, since it is the only elaborated entirely with the variety Brancellao.
The Brancellao is an autochthonous variety of the inner Galicia, very scarce and of very low performance, that the filoxera was about to do to disappear to ends of the 19th century and principles of the 20th century; and, that thanks to the work of the Galician winemakers, it´s being able to recover.
Like this, the patient work of the winemakers of Alán de Val follows collecting its deserved prize adding a new award to the multiple prizes that were won by this only wine in the world.
Encourage you to know the encomiable work of Alán de Val and the rest of pertaining wineries to the DO Valdeorras the next 13 and 14 August in the Fair of the Wine that will celebrate in A Rúa.