Pedro Madruga—also known as Don Pedro de Soutomaior—was a feudal knight of the 15th century and one of the heroes of Galician history. Credited with helping to establish Galicia as a prominent center of Spanish power in the 15th and 16th centuries, Don Pedro was also known for his propensity to arrive at the battlefield at dawn thus displaying an alacrity that helped him defeat most of his competitors. To this day, there remains a debate about whether Don Pedro and Christopher Columbus might actually be the same person. Indeed, the folklore and legend of Don Pedro in Galicia is symbolic of the deep and rich local heritage of the region. As such, Don Pedro is a fitting symbol for Adegas Galegas’s award winning estate Albariño.
The wine is a bright and vivid straw-yellow green color with a touch of ripe lemon. An intense nose with elegant aromas and hints of fresh aromatic herbs and white flowers emerges, as well as nuances of white stone fruits, green apples, citrus and pear. The palate is persistent, well rounded and nicely balanced, with a light petillance that adds to its vivacious sense of freshness, and long finish.
D.O.: Rias Baixas
Type of wine: White
Grape variety: 100% Albariño
Fermentation: stainless steel vats with temperature control
Gastronomy: Seafood, shellfish, poultry, rice, mild cheeses
Serve at: 12ºC