2021 Columna 'Granito' Albarino, Rias Biaxas, Spain (750ml)
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Made from 100% estate grown Albariño grapes grown in granite soils next to the Miño river, and within the Condado de Tea subzone of Rías Baixas. Out of the 5 Subzones of Rías Baixas, Condado de Tea is the most southern subzone and furthest from the Atlantic Ocean. Of the more than 200 indigenous grapes found in this area, Albariño is the queen. Sourced from sustainably farmed vines that were planted in 1988, the Granito is an unoaked expression of Albariño in a style that is bright, floral, mineral and at the same time rich.
Traditional white wine making, the grapes were macerated at cool temperature half of the day. Natural fermentation with native yeasts, aged in stainless-steel tanks. Bottled young and fresh after a light filtration.
Pale yellow with hint of green. Floral nose, with top notes of fresh citrus fruits. The palate is clean and focused with tart flavors of sour peach and apricot, Meyer lemon and pineapple. This finish is long and acid-driven with a notable chalky minerality. Absolutely delicious and perfect for sunny day sipping!
Vinos Atlántico was founded in 2002 by Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata’s, both from families that have been producing wine, independently, throughout Spain since the late 1800s. The duo currently produces wines from 18 different appellations along the Iberian Peninsula. Always searching for great vineyard-sites in new production areas, their fundamental mission is to produce wines of superior notability from native varietals.