/ Rías Baixas
An artisanal winery begun in the 1950s in Rías Baixas, northwest Spain, Bodega Don Olegario is a top producer of Albariño, the region’s most famous grape variety. At 312 feet in elevation, the 12.4-acre single vineyard has 30-year-old pergola-trained vines in sandy and granite soils with good drainage and east and west exposures. Indigenous herbs are planted among the vines for favorable drainage in the area’s wet conditions. Sustainable winegrowing is used, with organic compost; leaf and crop thinning are employed when necessary. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a cold maceration before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures.
Wine Spectator2011 vintage
Wine & Spirits2009 vintage
This medium-bodied wine shows opulent, powerful aromas and flavors of citrus and flowers, with tropical notes.
Pairs well with fish and seafood, poultry and soft cheeses.
points of distinction
- A single-vineyard wine from the most renowned Albariño growing region
- A top example of the luxurious body and tropical fruit notes of Albariño
- Versatile with fish and seafood
about the grape +
Albariño is usually light, elegant and fresh, with good acidity. Quite aromatic, with peach, nectarine and floral aromas, Albariño is a late ripening, moderately cool to warm climate variety.
Today, the third generation of the family, consisting of María, Roberto Carlos, Fernando, Vanessa and Mónica Falcón, taps a blend of technology, tradition and experience to produce one of the top wines of the region.