Varietal - Albarino
Region - Rias Biaxas, Spain
Appellation - Val Do Salnes
Tasting Notes - Alluring aromas of quince spice & dried apricot bounce out of the glass backed by apple pie, orange blossom & ocean washed wet stone. The palate has perfectly integrated acids that rest on a supple medium body with whispers of delicate tannins. At the heart of this wine is that wave washed wet stone, orange zest & fruit that presents itself almost like a dried apricot fruit leather. This is a gorgeous example of the stone driven minerality of the Rias Baixas.
Importer Notes - Jose Pastor Selections
Crisopa Branco Tradicional comes from the same parcel as “Soverribas” (Paraje Manzaniña) but is picked one day earlier to select the best bunches. After a hand harvest, the grapes were foot-trodden in open plastic vessels with 25% whole-clusters included, and then skin-fermented for 15 days in a steel vat. After a vertical press the wine is racked back to the same vat, where it rests for 10 months on the lees before being bottled without clarification or filtration. A fascinating, Vinho Branco made in the style of the ancients!