La Val Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas

La Val

Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Region:Rias Baixas
Appellation:Rias Baixas
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.


Wine advocate: 90?
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.
IWC: 95 (Penin)