Description: This wine is produced from young estate grown vines and purchased grapes from older vineyards in the Salnes sub-region of Rias Baixas. After cluster sorting the grapes are whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press, followed by settling of the must with dry ice. The wine was fermented at 64°F in stainless steel tank. No malolactic fermentation. Aged for 1 month on fine lees for increased texture and mouthfeel.
Wine Review Online
“This is the first Albariño that I’ve tasted from the 2010 vintage, and it certainly bodes well for the vintage. Although I have been disappointed with many of these wines during the past few years, finding them distressingly diluted, thin and short, this rendition shows real depth and persistence of flavor. Yet it remains nimble and fresh, with lots of bright acidity and a welcome prickle from unresolved carbon dioxide. Clearly bottled early and directly from steel tanks, it seems to convey all of the primary fruit character (suggesting white peach above all) held by the grapes when they were picked last autumn. A terrific aperitif, but likewise very well suited to shellfish or lighter finfish."