Dominio del Urogallo was founded by Nicolas Marcos in 2011 and is situated at Toro in the heart of Asturias in north west Spain. There are 14 hectares of old vines grown at an altitude of 350 metres on steep slopes of slate and quartz near the local parish of Cangas del Narcea. Mainly indigenous grapes are cultivated here, including Mencia, Alabrins Tinto and Blanco and Carrasquin. All is biodynamic in the vineyard and cellar and the resulting wines have a breezy maritime quality – pure fruit, earthy/herbal qualities and a cooling acidity. Pésico is the name of a tribe which inhabited the Cangas valley in early Christian times and gives its name to this aromatic 100% Albarin Blanco.
An intense straw yellow in the glass. Notes of Mediterranean garrigue on the nose with hints of yellow fruit and aromatic herbs. On the palate rich and generous with a lively freshness leading to faintly salty finish. Try with fresh prawns cooked in cider and served with green beans, fried onions stuffed with bonito and tomato sauce or a simple bowl of clams a la marinara.