Rectoral do Umia - Rias Baixas Abellio Albariño
This Albariño is vinified and aged 8 months on its lees in tanks. It is produced in the Val do Salnés region, one of the five subzones of the appellation. It is considered as the birth place of Rias Baixas. The rugged coastline is known to be the coolest and dampest of the region. Its soils are composed of hard granite with a very think alluvial top soil, very similar to the Muscadet region of Atlantic France.
Vinified and aged 8 months on its lees in tanks.
This was fermented and aged in stainless to preserve the bright fruit, which it has accomplished well. Guava, green pear, grapefruit, apricot, custard floods a juicy palate, smartly gripped by that distinctive gravel hum, and finishing with a bitter almond bite. Lovely energy and balance.