La Val Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas

Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Rias Baixas
Item code: 
SLV013
Vintage: 
2011
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Rias Baixas
Wine type: 
White
La Val
Varietals: 
Albarino
30+ year old vines; pergola trellising; sandy pebbled soils
destemmed; gently pressed and then fermented in stainless steel.
The wine is aged on the fine lees for 3 years with annual batonnage and renewal of the lees.
90?
95 (Penin)
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.
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Field Rating Computed: 
90?\nI 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.\n95 (Penin)\n