Albemarle St 2015

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Albemarle St 2015

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Grown in Spain. Made in London.

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At a Glance

This wine is full of citrus and stone fruits, with just a touch of gentle spice. Its grapes were grown a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean in the verdant hills of Pontevedra, and the wine has a lovely salty tang. Vinified in London using concrete tanks and lees ageing for an elegant, refreshing finish. Try it with chargrilled octopus doused in a zippy lemon and parsley dressing.

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Attractive pear and saline aroma ... Impressive fruit intensity on the nose and a full creamy texture in the mouth
— Julia Harding MW

Details

COLOUR White

VARIETY Albariño

GROWER Terras de Lantaño

REGION Galicia, Spain

PRESSED 02/10/2015

BOTTLES 4,275

SIZE 75cl

ALCOHOL 12.5%

In Depth

The grapes for this wine were grown by family winery Terras de Lantaño - experts in all things Albariño. With vineyards all over the famous Rías Baixas region, Terras de Lantaño excel at producing terroir-driven, ripe Albariño grapes that truly reflect their surroundings. The grapes for our 2015 Albariño hail from a south-facing hillside vineyard in the luscious green country that surrounds Pontevedra. The Atlantic climate and granite soils in this area are perfect for growing Albariño, and 2015 was an absolutely fantastic vintage in Galicia.

The grapes were pressed as whole bunches, after which 20% of the juice was transferred to oak barrels and the rest was fermented in a stainless steel tank. After fermentation the wine was transferred to a concrete tank and left to develop on its lees (the leftover yeast cells from fermentation), greatly enhancing its flavour and texture.