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Tras da Vina Albarino 2015

Bodegas Zarate
Tras da Vina Albarino

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This is a brilliant demonstration that Albarino can produce ‘serious’ wines – it combines fantastic fruit from some of Zarate’s oldest vineyards with long lees aging to produce a wine that combines..

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We love this because...

This is a brilliant demonstration that Albarino can produce ‘serious’ wines – it combines fantastic fruit from some of Zarate’s oldest vineyards with long lees aging to produce a wine that combines taut citrus fruit with a richness and weight not normally found in Albarino.

HK$ 270
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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 80
Acidity (A): 60
Body (B): 60
Fruit (F): 40
Oak (O): 20

Tasting notes

Floral Lemon Lime Peach

The story

Wine type

Intense, focused white 

100% Albarino

Region

Rias Baixas

Spain

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

13%

The wine

The Tras da Vina is produced from a parcel of vines known by the esate as El Pago. These were replanted in 1965 using cuttings from Zarate’s oldest plantings in the Palomar vineyard and are still going strong nearly 50 years later thanks to the vineyard’s deep soils which are rich in organic matter. The 2013 vintage was late with the coldest spring in 25 years pushing the rest of the growing season back; this meant harvesting in late September to ensure ripeness was achieved.

After pressing and fermentation the Tras da Vina is then aged on it lees for 22 months before bottling. It is this aging process that helps build the body that marks this singular wine out. This long aging also adds a savoury, almost saline element to the wine complementing the linear citrus fruit flavours perfectly. The perfect example of a 'serious' Albarino.

The producer

Based in Meano right at the heart of the Salnes valley Zarate occupies some of the very best...

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