Albariño 2017

Don Olegario

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Region: Spain / Rías Baixas
Grapes: 100% Albarino

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.

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2017 vintage
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2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 vintage was characterized by a uniquely dry, but cool growing season. Despite the lack of rain, there was good maturation of the Albarino grape in the estate vineyards. Because of the dry weather, there is great concentration of the varietal character of Albarino. There is a pronounced breadth in the mouthfeel of the wine from the long, slow ripening season.

tasting note

Pale straw with a yellow hue. The nose offers hints of ripe apple, white pear, and flower pollen, while the voluminous palate offers citrus tones. There are also elegant notes of fennel and licorice on the fragrant, well-balanced finish.

food pairing

Pairs best with fresh seafood, poultry, and fresh cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Albarino
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
PH: 3.2
ACIDITY: 7.4 g/L
ABV: 13.4%
AGING: The wine was aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for 8 months before bottling.
DOSAGE: No
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: No

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
  • Sustainably grown in family-owned estate vineyards
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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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