Columna 2018 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO
Item Number: 12862
Sub Region: Galicia
Appellation/AVA: Rias Baixas DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Albariño
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite and alluvial
Elevation: 135 feet
Case Production: 1,300
Albariño wines this good at this price point do not exist. Columna is a superb wine made from grapes grown in the most southern and inland subzone of Rías Baixas called Condado de Tea. Vines are tended in granite and alluvial soil, which imparts lots of minerality.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes macerate at a cool temperature for 1-2 days before fermentation. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. The wine ages in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Columna has lively aromas of quince, lemon zest and jasmine. It is a dry white wine that has crisp acidity and sharp focus. Enjoy flavors of pear skin, honeysuckle and citrus pith. With excellent clarity and clean flavors, Columna Albariño is an extremely versatile food wine. The local Galician people drink Albariño with seafood, clams, and oysters. It also pairs like magic with sushi, Indian, Thai or Mexican.
90pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 3/1/2019
"High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas show very good clarity and a chalky mineral topnote. Dry, nervy and focused on the palate, offering bitter lemon pith and green apple flavors that put on weight with air. Shows a touch of honeysuckle on the finish, which clings with bright, mineral tenacity and a repeating floral note."