About This Wine...
Audacia 2015 is a wine that, despite its youth, is aromatically very complex. It progressively reveals a combination of white flowers, white bone fruit like pear, apple compote, citrics and a hint of dried fruit. On the palate clean, complex and fresh with good acidity. Audacia is lingers pleasantly on the palate. This is the identity of Godello grown on slate soil.
100% Godello – grown on clay and sand with decomposed slate (‘O Cabalín’) between 540 and 630 meters in O Cabalín
Age of the vines: Between 25 and 30 years old, Hand harvested in cases of 18 kg
Grapes are 100% de-stemmed and gently pressed in a pneumatic press. After clarification the must ferments at 18ºC for 8 days.
The wine remains in contact with its lees in stainless steel tanks for 10 months and bottle ageing for around 9 months before release.
Audacia 2015 is already very expressive and enjoyable. It will develop its own personality within the next 2 – 4 years.
We recommend decanting and serve at about 8ºC.
Les 3 Amis is the project of three friends (“amis” in French), all specialists in and passionate about wine. Dominique Roujou de Boubée and Laura Montero are enologists and together they provide the viticulture and winemaking skills. Their passion for Galicia, and their belief in the potential of the region, encouraged them to move to Galicia to live close to the terroir. Franck Massard is the third “ami”; a trained sommelier, now winemaker focusing on sharing and distributing great wines from cooler climates.
Franck Massard is a Frenchman making wine in Spain, bringing his vision of viticulture and vinification to the rapidly evolving landscape of Spanish wine. Franck began his training at the sommelier school in Saumur, in the Loire Valley. His early experiences saw him work a sommelier in some of the finest restaurants in both Germany and England. He subsequently spent eight years working for the famous Spanish producer Miguel Torres, travelling the world to educate consumers about wine. At the end of his time with Torres he bought a small vineyard in the Priorat but subsequently sought out land in what
he perceived to be some of the most interesting wine making regions of Spain, particularly those in the cooler north west of the
From the Nava del Rey at 850m altitude in Rueda to the extraordinarily steep sided schist vineyards of Amandi in the Ribeira Sacra, Franck has identified areas where the cooler temperatures allow for a more harmonious ripening of the sugars and the phenolic components of the grape. The resulting wines are less robust; purer and with greater focus than perhaps those we are often used to from the warmer regions of Spain.
Whilst Herbis and Licis are his own projects, Audacia is a joint venture in Galicia with two friends and goes by the heading of ‘Les Trois Amis’. The same principles apply however with the seeking out of cooler parcels, this time Godello planted at about 600m altitude at Viladequinta in the DO of Valdeorras. The project is overseen by Dominique Rougou de Boubée, another Frenchman who previously worked with Château Pétrus.