2018 Maestro Tejero Lovamor Albillo

Textural 'white Ribera' made from a local variety in Ribera del Duero.

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Alfredo Maestro tackles the rarely seen Albillo variety here - a white grape that was all but extinct in the Ribera del Duero region until recently.

He makes it with the same gentle, minimal invervention approach as he does with all his wines, believeing that less is more if you're looking to express a variety and a region with the utmost clarity.

Don't expect a flowery, dainty white wine - this has some real body and texture to it. It's almost waxy in its mouthfeel and curiously satisfying when tasted close to room temperature.

Serve cool, not cold is the recommendation.

Varietal composition: 100% Albillo.

The strains belong todifferent vineyards and clones planted from 1891 to 1910.

Vineyards: They are located in several very old majuelos todifferent altitudes (770-1000 m.), soil types (limestones,clays, etc.) and orientations.

Preparation: Harvested last week of September 2016 manually, destemmed and crushed, 7 days maceration with their own skins. It was fermented in deposit stainless steel and chestnut barrel of 2,000 liters with the own native yeasts of the different vineyards of that year in particular, no correction was made orany contribution, the must was inert to avoid excessive oxidation

No fermentation malolactic taking advantage of the rigors of winter Spanish that after several months in the open weIt helps to have a clean and stabilized wine. Later it is bottled in conditions of natural cleanliness and stabilization, however duringlife in the bottle as is NORMAL is possible that they arise precipitates given its natural elaboration.

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