Zarate Albarino Rias Baixas

Zarate

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Wine label
Vintage:2016
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:Spain
Region:Rias Baixas
Appellation:Rias Baixas
Type:White
Varietals:Albarino
Organic:Practicing
Vineyard:All the vineyards are in the granite rich soils of Val do Salnes.
Soil:Granite
 

Ratings

Wine advocate: 91+
The grapes for the 2016 Zárate come from different vineyards—all owned by them and within one kilometer from the winery in the Salnés Valley—and all fermented separately and are kept with lees separate until January when they make the blend. In 2016 they harvested early, before the rains, and all wines have moderate alcohol levels. This is very clean, fresh and open, with primary notes, very young. It's a style similar to the 2015, with tension, good acidity and the granite sensation of freshness in the palate. 65,000 bottles were filled in May 2017.
IWC: 94 (Suckling)
A very deep, youthful nose that has so much more to it than the peachiness of most wines from Rias Baixas. Then comes a huge blast of mineral freshness on the palate and a long lemony finish. Drink now.