La Val Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas
|Bottle sizes:||750 ML|
|Vineyard:||30+ year old vines; pergola trellising; sandy pebbled soils|
|Vinification:||destemmed; gently pressed and then fermented in stainless steel.|
|Aging:||The wine is aged on the fine lees for 3 years with annual batonnage and renewal of the lees.|
I was surprised by the light color and young nose of the 2011 Sobre Lías, an Albariño kept in contact with lees (hence its name) for three years. It feels young and lively and the profile does not fit with its age. It's nice and balanced, fresh with moderate lees character. I like it, it's a very balanced Albariño, but the discrepancies between what I tasted and the age made me hesitate. 6,667 bottles were filled in November 2016.