About This Product...
The first sparkling Albariño. Made using the Méthode Champenoise, the result is tasty and creamy, without losing the varietal notes, unusual for a sparkling wine.
THERMOCHROMIC LABEL: The label has a thermosensitive logo so that when the wine is chilled at the right serving temperature, a small boat appears, and disappears when it is too warm for consumption.
TASTING: Golden yellow with lemon green hues. On the nose it shows fine, complex and expressive. First it releases bottle ageing notes and a sea water, eucalyptus and white fruit in the background that remind of Albariño grape. A toasted bread and almond kernel character pervade. On the mouth it is broad, tasty and fresh. In the aftertaste the typical Albariño notes reappear with a pleasant and crispy aftertaste.
90 points – Highly Recommended Decanter Magazine 2015 “Spain’s first sparkling Albariño is a great success. White and yellow fruits, quite creamy texture yet mouth-wateringly salty, hints of fresh almonds and a dry finish.” This normally retails at €39.95, you can now save 20% as it’s only €31.95, while stocks last.
SERVICE AND PAIRING: Ideal serving temperature between 8ºC and 10ºC. (when the blue boat picture appears on the backlabel) A marvellous companion to fish and seafood dishes, such as scallops or oysters.
WINEMAKING: The hand sorting of the grapes at reception and racking to the press machine where a 40% of the must was obtained and carried to the fermentation vats. A slow fermentation at low temperatures carried on for several weeks. Maximum care in the rest of the process: racking, bottling, etc to preserve the richness of aromas and intensity of all the small notes.
SECOND FERMENTATION AND AGEING
The second fermentation at 12-13ºC and ageing over the lees took place in the bottle up to the disgorgement
HARVEST: After an ordinary wet and cold winter, a dry and warm spring favoured a good flowering and a very good fruit-setting. Some rain in May that was followed by an extremely dry June and July, allowed a perfect sanitary state in the vineyard. Climatically speaking, 2010 was a special year: the winter was not very cold but in spring temperature dropped. The summer was mild except for the last week in August when the heat came very intensely. There were a lot of rainy days, except for May which normally is a very humid month, and the key moment of September brought highly hot days which made us watch very closely the ripening evolution in the vineyards to avoid over ripening and losing aromas. Grape picking began on the first week of September, approximately 10 days earlier than usual.
ALBARIÑO. VAL DO SALNÉS.
D. O. RÍAS BAIXAS