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SERRA DA ESTRELLA ALBARIÑO
Region : Galicia
Region Rías Baixas
Grape 100% Albariño
Producer: Adegas Valmiñor was established in 1997, in the southernmost region of the Rías Baixas DO, O Rosal where the fashionable Albariño grape flourishes. Award winning winemaker Christina Mantilla combines a minimal intervention approach in a beatifully equipped modern winery to give a true expression of the local terroir.
Vineyard: There are thirty-four hectares of vines with an average age of thirty-five years, planted in four vineyards. Trained on a combination of wires and the traditional pergolas, the intensely mineral soils comprise metamorphic schist, alluvial clay and granitic sand strewn with pebbles. Grapes are hand-harvested into twenty-kilo baskets and then hand-sorted in the cellar.
Winery: The grapes were cold-macerated for eight hours at 10ºC before cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent five to six months on its lees before cold stabilisation, filtration and bottling.
Taste: Displaying typical Albariño character and aromatic richness, this surprisingly intense wine shows hints of pear, apricot and ripe exotic fruits complemented by a vibrant citrus character and hints of mineral and spice. Clean, fresh and long on the palate.
Awards: Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016, Silver Medal, Mundus Vini 2016