2018

Lagar de Cervera Albariño, La Rioja Alta

Spain, Rias Baixas

Made from 100% Albariño in Rias Baixas in Galicia, this has a real citrusy tang that is refreshing at the very first sip and enhances whatever lighter foods you are eating. The estate is now owned by the illustrious La Rioja Alta since 1988, which means great care was taken to keep this wine as lively as possible.”

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£15.50

MWS: 96

SKU: 3026. Categories: , , .

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Grape Variety

100% Albariño grapes from the vineyards in O Rosal and Cambados (D.O. Rias Baixas)
This vintage, malolactic fermentation took place in 15% of the tanks. The wine was was kept on the lees until bottling, with periodic stirring to keep them in suspension and provide the wine with complexity

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Producer

This Albariño estate in Rías Baixas was acquired by La Rioja Alta S.A. in 1988, when the company, formed by five Rioja winemaking families in 1895, took the bold decision to cease white Rioja production and find somewhere to produce a better Spanish white wine. The Galician winery was rebuilt - twice - and the vineyards expanded from five to 65 hectares. The project has been run throughout by Ángel Suárez, who found a microclimate and planted and vinified in such a way to produce Albariño of remarkable balance - citrus acidity, stone-fruit aromatics and great structure.

Food Match

Perfect to enjoy with any appetiser. It is the ideal companion to seafood and fish, as well as salads, fish rice dishes, fowl, and fresh cheese. Ideal in combination with Asian dishes, for example, with sushi or sashimi.

In the press

"The nose shows ripe peaches, lemon blossom and white flowers. This is a focused and vibrant example made in a fresh and clean modern style. A great and well-balanced wine, with an easy and pretty finish. 90 points" IWCS

"Both fresh and complex, this is full of gorgeous fruit, with tasty white peach and citrus flavours with a touch of creaminess. It also has a rounded and seamless texture with a bit of mineral bite adding extra interest." Jamie Goode, Evening Standard

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