Bodegas Albamar 2016 'Albamar' Albarino, Rias Biaxas DO

Bodegas Albamar 2016 'Albamar' Albarino, Rias Biaxas DO

Item Number: 10733

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub Region: Galicia
Appellation/AVA: Rias Baixas DO
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Albarino
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand

The Albamar Albariño is a blend of different vineyards, which are all composed of mainly sandy soil. Each parcel is fermented separately with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. The Albariño is aged on its fine lees for about five months. There is light filtration at bottling.

Wine was featured in The New York Times article  Your Next Lesson: Albariño.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (8/31/2017)

    The 2016 Albamar, the fastest selling wine and the biggest volume wine in the winery, was already bottled and out in the market. It's a pure Albariño from a vintage that was warmer in Rías Baixas than in other regions. He harvested looking at acidity levels to avoid losing freshness, and the finished wine has the same acidity as previous years. It's a drinkable and agile, easy-to-drink and fresh Albariño, mostly from sandy soils from decomposed granite. In all the Albariños, he presses the full clusters and didn't let this go through malolactic. The wine is kept with lees, with some 10% of the wine kept in 2,500-liter oak foudres but always without bâtonnage, looking for transparency and focus, wanting to reflect the zone with marked acidity and freshness. This is a vertical Albariño with marked granite minerality in the palate.