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Albari├▒o

The result of a selective harvest from vines which have been carefully pruned to limit their yield, thereby extracting the highest possible level of the mineral essence of the soils in which they grow. The must is placed into steel vats sur lie and this, together with a carefully controlled 12 month maturing process gives the fresh, young character which is a main feature of Albari├▒o wines.

Harvest 2009.

Output of 1200 bottles

TERROIR Quinta Gavi├▒eira
D.O. RIAS BAIXAS (GALICIA)
Sub-zone Tea's county
Ground Thin layer of sand clay on substrate of granite weathered
Vineyard 7.4Ha. 25 years
Situation Near river Mi├▒o
Variety 100% Albari├▒o
Grape harvest September 2009
Bottled September 2010
Optimum drinking period March 2011 - December 2015

Making

Fermented in Steel vats at 14ºC for 21 days. The wine was then racked to remove the heaviest sediment and is then matured for 11 months in stainless Steel vats sur lie (with the lighter sediment left in) with a weekly bâtonnage (stirring).

Tasting

Colour
Yellow with greenish tones
Nose
Medium intensity with white flowers, aromatic herbs, bay, fennel, spice (white pepper), basil, citrus fruits (lemon peel), (grapefruit), loquat and apricot, and a mineral and dry stone background.
Mouth
Fresh with a very sligth, fine fizz with full body, an elegant oily texture and slight astringent finish.