Wine by Variety White Wines Albarino

SV Gisborne Albarino 2017

NZ $21.99

A delicious new style hailing from Northern Spain and perfect with seafood of all types.

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Select Vineyards Wines, Gisborne, Albarino

Description

Winemakers Notes
Albariño hails from the North West of Spain and Northern Portugal. This wine was grown by Doug and Delwyn Bell in their vineyard just outside of Gisborne. The block was hand harvested on 24th March 2017. Tank fermentation was followed by a period of lees aging before bottling on 20th March 2018.
 

Analysis
Alc 13%
Acid 8g/L
Res sugar 3.5g/L
pH 3.35

Tasting Notes
Colour: At bottling the wine was very pale with light green tints. With time we expect that it will develop some pale gold hints.
Bouquet: Pure and fresh, with hints of citrus and peach.
Palate: Medium bodied and zesty. This wine has a brilliant acid line and this gives the palate real length.

Cellaring
Thus far, our Albariños have been aging more slowly than we expected. The wine is delightful in its youth, but may well age beautifully into the medium term.
 
Food Matches
Perfect with seafood, chicken and paella
 
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