Bodegas Zarate 2017 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO
Item Number: 12071
Sub Region: Galicia
Appellation/AVA: Rias Baixas DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Albarino
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: A mix of organic material over granite
Elevation: 330 feet
Case Production: 3,700
Vineyard Notes: The Zarate Albariño is sourced from various estate vineyard parcel selections. About 15% of the vineyards are ungrafted. The vines are pergola trained at a low density of about 1,200 plants/hectare. They average about 35 years.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested and sorted in the vineyard. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends 6 months on its fine lees. About 10-25% goes through malolactic fermentation. Malolactic–when it occurs–is spontaneous. Sulfite addition is low.
Tasting Notes: This is a fantastic Albariño. A fresh sea salt nose blends with citrus and a hint of anise spice. It is quite lovely and balanced.