The family of Jose Maria Pombal have traditionally made their living as mejillioneros, farming mussels in the rivers just to the north of their home in Noalla, a little enclave outside of the port of Sanxenxo. But there were always grapes to harvest as well. They use stainless steel for fermentation (no malolactic permitted) and aging, prior to bottling at the 6-month mark. A salty nose, citric body and mineral finish define the quality Albariño grown in these coastal, granitic-sand vineyards, but the texture of the Arcan is what sets it apart from the neighbors. The acid and fruit live in perfect harmony with the nose, producing a mouthfeel second to none in the world of white wine.