Bubbly and Smoked Salmon Gift
Mar de Frades Albarino Brut NV
Complex, expressive Albariño, the seafood-loving white grape of Galicia in northern Spain; this is full of white fruit, with a faint aroma of toast and beautiful eucalyptus notes. The time on lees lends an elegant and fine mousse with some autolytic character on the finish
Food Matching Note
Ideal as an aperitif or with starters like smoked salmon, scallops or oysters. The label has a thermosensitive logo so that when the wine is chilled at the right serving temperature, a small boat appears and disappears when it is too warm for consumption.
Mar de Frades lies in the heartland of Rias Baixas, Salnes. This is the truest expression of the terrior, nestled upon the Galician coast where the seawater washes up on the shore finds its way through the breeze onto the skins of Albarino grapes giving its notorious salinity. Paula Fandino is one of Galicias gifts and crafts incredible wines from these vines. With a landscape more a kin to Cornwall than the rest of Spain, most consider that the only way to keep pests away is with regular spraying, but not at Mar de Frades. Here, they do their best to maintain a “zero sulphur” policy in the vineyard. Being such a wet landscape, on the odd year they do have to partake in some light applications of sulphur, but only when absolutely necessary. A real feat of quality on what is a very wet climate to grow vines! Rias Baixas has a very unique trellising system called a Parra which is supported by the iconic granite posts you can see in the region. This ensures the grapes get as much sun exposure as possible and limits the damage caused by pest and disease.
Hebridean Peat Smoked Salmon
Exceptional Quality Premium Scottish Smoked Salmon made in the Outer Hebrides. Hebridean Smokehouse premium quality Scottish smoked salmon is made from the finest salmon, grown in the Outer Hebrides, so good Prue Leith called the smoked salmon “the best in the world”.
The fish are reared in the pristine clean waters that surround the islands in the Outer Hebrides which contribute to producing lean and firm fleshed salmon perfect for to smoke.
These exceptional fish are prepared for smoking entirely by hand before smoking over locally cut peat, sliced and hand-finished ready for you to enjoy.