Valminor Albarino 2022, DO Rias Baixas, Spain

Established in 1997, Valmiñor is a modern winery with strong Celtic roots, and is located in the O Rosal sub-zone. All their wines come in the very distinctive ‘ Borgona’ (golden)-colored bottle, and include Valminor, which is 100% Albarino, and Davila, a blend of 55% Albarino, 30% Loureiro and 15% Treixadura. Albarino vines are settled on slopes with a maximum of 20% and acid soils formed by small boulders and metamorphic schists rocks. The vineyards are between 20 and 40 years old. Follow up and quality control of the Albariño grape in the vineyard until it reaches full ripening. Handmade harvest made in 20 kg cases. Bunches selection table. Cold Maceration (10 degrees C) for 6 hours. Soft pressing of the grape. Static settling of the juice in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation under an automatic controlled temperature. Stabilization of the wine, filtering through a tangencial filter and bottling. Resting in bottle for a month prior to distribution. Valminor shows a straw yellow color with green and lemony glint reflections. Bright and with a good tear. High intensity on the nose with a predominance of primary and varietal aromas such as mandarin citrus and orange peel, stone fruits such as apricot, and peach with slight hint of lime. It also has pleasant floral notes of orange blossom and white flowers. The palate is fresh, lively, and full-bodied wine, with a good structure and very well-integrated acidity. It has a good unctuousness. The entry is smooth and pleasant with a bitter, fruity, and very long finish.