12.5% | SPAIN

The Albarino Sobre Lias remains on its fine lees for 3 years - these lees are 'refreshed' (ie. the old lees are replaced with fresh lees from the new vintage)...
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The Albarino Sobre Lias remains on its fine lees for 3 years - these lees are 'refreshed' (ie. the old lees are replaced with fresh lees from the new vintage) - a rather unique process! The result is a complex and serious Albariño which is only produced in the very best vintages.

Complex aromas with citrus, pineapple, hay and dried flower. On the palate a ripe citrus character is balanced by a hint of stone fruit and minerality. The result is a white with great texture and weight, with a refreshing saline twist balancing notes of marmalade on the finish.

This Rías Baixas pioneer was founded in 1985 and has made its name over the past two decades for producing classically-styled, great quality Albariño. There are five sub-regions in Rías Baixas. Bodegas La Val are based in Condado do Tea - away from the coast and just over the Portuguese border.

In 2003, a brand new winery was built in Arantei, overlooking the Miño river, equipped with the most modern winemaking equipment. Its vines are around thirty years old and they are grown on the Pergola system, as is typical in the region. This aids the ventilation of the grapes, protecting them from excess humidity and mositure that leads to rot. All fruit is hand-harvested.

With over 90 hectares of vineyards across the region, La Val is one of the largest vineyard owners in Rías Baixas, and all its wines are produced from its own grapes. As a result, it is one of the most reliable sources of good quality, moderately-priced Albariño.

The Albariño grapes are hand-harvested, then destalked and macerated for 6 hours at 8-10ºC. After pressing the juice is transferred to stainless steel for a 2-3 week fermentation. The wine rests on fine lees for 3 years with continuous batonnage.

Pair with fish and seafood - including oven-baked dishes

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Albarino
Country
Spain
Region
Rias Baixas
Vintage
2015
ABV %
12.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
No

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