Pale and straw coloured with aromas of apple, lime and pineapple. A fresh and lively citrusy tang hits the palate and is balanced with a refreshing peach fruit. Dry.
This Rias 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 Rias Baixas. Bodegas La Val are based in Condado do Tea - away from the coast and just over the Portuguese border.
In 2003 they built a brand new winery in Arantei, over-looking the Miño river, and equipped with the most modern winemaking technology. Vines are around thirty years old, and are grown on the Pergola system, as is typical in the region. This aids ventilation of the grapes, protecting them from excess humidity and mositure. All fruit is hand-harvested.
With over 90 hectares of vineyard across the region, they are one of the largest vineyard owners in Rìas Baixas, and all their wines are produced from their own fruit. As a result they are one of the most reliable sources of good quality, moderately-priced Albariño.
Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, using the very latest modern winery equipment.
Fish and seafood including smoked fish, or as an aperitif. Try with lightly spiced Indian dishes.
2010 Vintage: "Made from Galicia’s Albariño grape, this new listing to Asda displays an invitingly citrus-zesty aromatic quality with plenty of refreshing peachy fruit on the palate with a zip and zing and tangy dry aftertaste that makes it an excellent match for shellfish." The Wine Gang, July 2011
2010 Vintage: "Bursting with lime and pineapple notes on the nose, this Albarino is a veritable fanfare of fruit - all balanced with tight, teeth-tingling acidity. Superb with fish dishes and also spicier Indian recipes, it is a wine with a surprisingly complex and rewarding flavour." Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail, Saturday 7th May '11
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