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Complex aromas of salinity exotic fruits with wet earth/herbal tones. The palate is textured with excellent acidity.100% Albarino from Rias Biaxas.
"The flavor of tart white fruit remains in the background, while intense mineral notes surround the palate in a hug. This albarino is juicy, refreshing and full of life, its acidity present from beginning to end and everywhere in between. Open it now for seafood linguine."
Marta Castro produces this tasty Albariño from vines located in the Salnes Valley town of Ribadumia, just a bit inland from Cambados. Given 5 months of lees ageing in the tank, this is an albariño with juicy stone fruit flavors, a round texture and well balanced acidity. Delicious, representative and good value in Albariño.
"What a penetrating wine! The freshness is at its peak providing a lively profile. The wine is full of energy showing a vertical cutting edge and a bitter finish accompanied by a voluminous texture. This is a magnificent wine showing kerosene, sweet lemon, spice, yellow plums and pears. I love the firm richness it has. 17.5/20 points." -Jancis Robinson
The cooler, higher elevation Condado do Tea subregion gives rise to a fresh, precise expression of Albariño in general and this particular site lends an intense mineral streak through the wine. A floral, blossomy nose with peach and apricot aromas which carry through on the palate with taut structure, complex fresh fruit, understated mid-palate weight, all on a strong backbone of mineral acidity.