Socorro Lopez was born in Neda, by the firth-like "ría" of Ferrol in the Galician province of La Coruña. She arrived in Uruguay in the mid-nineteenth century with her husband, Juan Bouza Martinez, both encouraged by promises of prosperity received from these lands. However, reality brought for them a road of effort that they walked together from the beginning until their dreams came true when they started their own business in the town of Las Piedras. The business grew and so did their family with the birth of Juan Luis Bouza López, who inherited his parents' dedication to work and love for the land, which materialized in the creation of Bouza Bodega Boutique, among other ventures.
Two years after his death, the family winery pays tribute to this great entrepreneur and life mate, by naming after her with her nickname, Cocó, a blend that she enjoyed with pleasure.
Cocó Chardonnay-Albariño 2010
70% Chardonnay aged on lees in oak barrels for 9 months.
30% Albariño kept in steel tanks for 9 months.
Bottled: February 2011.
Quantity: 1593 bottles.
Vineyards: Las Violetas (Canelones) and Melilla (Montevideo)
Yield: 44 hectoliters per hectare.
Volatile acidity: 0.41 g/l
Sugar: 1.8 g/l
Service Temperature: 12 °C
Winemaker: Eduardo Boido
Tasting Notes: In colour, it is pale yellow with hints of platinum. Intense and broad. Tropical fruit, peach, cherry liqueur and floral notes in a citrus background. On the palate it has a soft start but with the intensity characteristic of the aging on lees. Its acidity refreshes the mouth and ends in a long finish. (CV and EB, 5/10/2011.)
Bibliography: Galicia en Uruguay, Armando Olveira Ramos, Montevideo, 2009.