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2021 Serra da Estrela Albarino

Rias Baixas, Spain

A bright, fresh and fun Albarino from the beautiful coast of northwestern Spain

$32.00

About

About The Wine

The Serra da Estrela Albarino is the kind of wine you wish you could be drinking on a Spanish beach.

Made with a focus on freshness, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and the fermentation is temperature controlled, to retain the delicate aromatics. Citrus is the name of the game here, with some zesty notes, and a pronounced minerality on the palate plus a very pleasing saline element, that really reminds you of the sea (even if you're on the couch).

This is a fun and fruity wine that will go really well with tapas or some lightly spicy meals.

About Adegas Valminor

Adegas Valminor is based in the Spanish region of Rias Baixas, found in the northwestern corner of Spain near the Portuguese border.

Established in 1997, the approach is to capture the terroirs of the local vineyards, using modern and traditional methods, such as vines trained along wires or in large pergolas, while winemaker Cristina Mantilla pursues a minimal-intervention strategy.

Adegas Valminor has a range of labels, focusing on well-known grapes such as Albarino, as well as rarer ones like Tinta Castanal, Brancellao (Alvarelhao), and Caino Tinto (Borracal).

Cristina Mantilla, winemaker at Adegas Valminor
Cristina Mantilla, winemaker at Adegas Valminor
Rias Baixas, Spain
Additional Info

From the Producer

Elaboration

Handmade harvest in 20kg. cases. Grape selection previous destemming. Static settling is made in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation made under controlled temperature. Filtering through a tangential filter and bottling.

Tasting

It is a young wine that expresses the Albariño grape in its entire splendor. It is straw yellow with golden glints, very vivid and bright in the glass. It surprises in the nose because of the delicacy of its primary aromas, freshness and complexity. Balance in the mouth, very vibrant, with fruit memories of real purity. It is wide and very tasty without losing one bit of freshness.

Blend : Albarino (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Cristina Mantilla among the vines
Cristina Mantilla among the vines
Rias Baixas, Spain
Delivery

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