Albariño 2016

Don Olegario

Albariño 2016 play

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. Approximately 10% of the vintage production has undergone partial malolactic fermentation, with the purpose of providing the wine with more complexity, body and softness.

90 Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
92 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

2016 began with a mild winter and was followed by a cool, wet spring. The wet weather in spring and early summer left water reserves that aided the vines through the summer, when the region experienced high temperatures and scarce rain in July and August. This resulted in grapes being picked later than normal. Once harvested, the grapes displayed normal acidic and tannic levels. The harvest of 2016 was exceptional in terms of quality and quantity, due to favorable weather and exceptional condition of grapes.

tasting note

Straw colored with greenish hints. A polished wine, with a perfectly balanced structure. Very fragrant and subtle finish, with growing dominant varietal aromas from the beginning to the end.

food pairing

Pairs well with seafood, fish, poultry, fresh cheese, and white meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Albariño
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: No oak aging. Minimum 8 months in stainless steel vats.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: <1.5

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
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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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