Albariño 2013

Don Olegario

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Region: Spain / Rías Baixas
Grapes: 100% Albariño

At 95 meters in elevation, the 12.4-acre vineyard has 30-year-old vines in sandy and granite soils. The vines benefit from good drainage, east and west exposures, and training on high pergolas to keep the clusters dry and protect them from mildew. Indigenous wild 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. Malolactic fermentation is avoided to maintain the freshness of the fruit. The wine ages 8 months in stainless steel vats on the lees before filtering and bottling.

91 Points

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harvest note

2013 was the second largest harvest in the history of the DO, second only to 2011 which reached almost 42 mn/kg. Significantly it was 92% larger than 2012. The harvest had to be rapid, given the weather. As a result of the rain that had fallen in the days before the harvest, a small part was affected by botrytis. However this was not an important loss, given the size of the harvest.

tasting note

It has a very high intensity. Very powerful varietal aromas with notes of apple, white pear, and flower and pollen hints. Citrus aromas and ripe fruit come through accompanied with aniseed notes. A clean, fine and very elegant nose. The evolution in the glass intensifies and polishes all the aromas giving great complexity. A very honest albariño with very specific characteristics defined by its origin and terroir.

food pairing

Pairs well with all seafood, especially shellfish, as well as poultry, rice dishes and soft cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Albariño
APPELLATION: Rías Baixas
AGING: 8 months in stainless steel vats (on the lees)

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.
  • This vintage is certified under Integrated Production, a sustainable viticulture program.
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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.

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