Albariño 2016

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Lícia is a shortening of Galicia, the autonomía in northwest Spain known for its Celtic influence and overall greenness due to the maritime climate. This refreshing, flavorful white is made from 100% Albariño, sourced from the subzones of Condado de Tea and O Rosal in DO Rías Baixas. Situated along the border with Portugal, vineyards in these subzones benefit from the drier climate and warmer growing season.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow with greenish hues, the Lícia Albariño has strong varietal characteristics with hints of grapefruit, candied fruit, quince jelly, notes of fresh herbs, green apples, and minerals. It is full bodied and well balanced, highlighting the aromas of citrus and green apple, with a long and persistent finish.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs deliciously with grilled fish—or any kind of seafood—Asian cuisines, rice dishes, salads and grilled vegetables.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Arantei, Taboexa, and Pexegueiro vineyards
Vineyard size:
145 acres
Soil composition:
Pebbly and Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method:
Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation:
165 feet
Vines/acre:
490
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1986
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2003
Bottles produced of this wine:
140,000
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
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks