Bodegas Zarate 2018 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO

Bodegas Zarate 2018 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO

Item Number: 13223

UPC: 8-437007929621

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub Region: Galicia
Appellation/AVA: Rias Baixas DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Albariño
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
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 parcels. 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. The addition of sulphites 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.