2021 Fetherston Magnolia Albarino

Fetherston |King Valley |Albarino
Albarino, the Spanish white grape of Galicia, taken to a different spot by Fetherston, seeing six days on skins. A spicy, summer white.

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The King Valley in Vic is very much associated with Italians and Italian varieties but here we delve into the Spanish white grape Albarino, which is grown in small quantities here.

It's known as a refreshing, coastal, seafood-friendly white but Fetherston have given it six days on skins,and some oak ageing, so we have a spicier version, still with plenty of citrus and saltiness but with an added savoury, gently tannic edge.

A summer white with extra complexity, and a cool rarity factor.

Single vineyard albariño from the King Valley. Machine harvested, then optically sorted in the winery before spending six days on skins where wild fermentation commenced. Pressed off to neutral French barriques and puncheons for the duration of primary fermentation. Aged on lees for four months prior to bottling in August 2021.


Lemon yellow in colour, this wine delivers aromas of nashi pear, honeysuckle and finger lime with hints of tarragon. The palate is tantalising with lemon sorbet, sea spray, bright acidity and gorgeous minerality. There’s a lick of spice from skin contact and an umami edge to the finish.

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