Story of the wine:
Albarino is a very old variety grown in north-west Spain, in the region of Galicia, and in northern Portugal. In Spain it is the dominant white variety in the DO of Rias Baixas with 90% of the vineyards. The region was considerably revived in the 1980s with replanting of better quality vines, almost entirely Albarino, and the DO was created in 1988. The name Rias refers to the flooded coastal valleys that can go up to 30 km inland. This wine is from a vineyard in the sub-zone of Condado de Tea, (Condado is Spanish for district) which is inland and benefits from the granitic subsoil. Torre Fornelos refers to a ruined 12th century tower next to the vineyards.
Grape: 100% Albarino
Area: From a large single vineyard in the Condado sub zone next to the border with Portugal.
Galicia’s Rias Baixas region in Spain’s north west corner is rightly coming into its own as a producer of top class white wines. A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours and a full long finish.
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