Single Vineyard Albariño 2016

Finca de Arantei

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Unusual for the DO of Rías Baixas, Finca de Arantei has crafted a single-estate, 100% Albariño wine. Situated in the heart of the Miño Valley in the sub-zone of Condado de Tea, these estate vineyards are characterized by poor, rocky soils and low yields. In addition, the vines are now upwards of 25 years-old, which adds to the wine’s intensity and concentration. After fermentation, the wine ages on its lees in stainless steel for five months before release to give it added body and layers.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw-lemon in color, this wine displays refreshing aromas of peaches, apricot, jasmine tea and wet stone. On the palate, the flavors are equally rich and complemented by vibrant acidity, long length and lasting finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is perfect with artichokes, asparagus, shellfish or grilled fish, salads, vegetable frittatas, and any kind of croquette.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Finca de Arantei vineyard
Vineyard size:
88 acres
Soil composition:
Sand and granitic pebbles
Training method:
Pergola
Elevation:
1,300 feet
Vines/acre:
1,000
Yield/acre:
4.0 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1986
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2000
Bottles produced of this wine:
120,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Albariño
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14 days
Fermentation temperature:
63 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration
Length of maceration:
.17-.25 days
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
3 months - Sur Lie