This Albariño comes from the sub zone of Rias Baixas known as Salnes. This area has granitic based soils and close proximity to the Atlantic ocean. The vineyards for this wine are small plots with names like Iglesario, Curras, Aillos, Lourido and Montarran. Almost all the vineyard plots are on hill sides facing the Ria de Arosa.
At the helm is Bergoña Alvarez, who singlehandedly manages the "orchestra" which includes the winemaker whose name is Cayetano Otero. Mr. Otero also consults with some of the most famous wineries throughout Rias Baixas and has a lot of experience with albariño.
The goal with Legado del Fraile is to make a really good value driven albariño but one that comes from quality terroir and quality winemaking including the use of native yeast fermentations. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and lees aged but not fined before bottling.