Bodegas La Val Rías Baixas Albariño

Bodegas La Val Rías Baixas Albariño


Country: Spain

Subregion: Rías Baixas

Varietal: 100% Albariño

ABV: 12.5%

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VINEYARD: The vineyards are located in the sub zone called Condado de Tea. The vines are 20+ years old and La Val was the pioneer in planting vines in this subregion in the 80s. This zone has a special microclimate where they see more hours of sunshine than other areas of the DO. 
ORIENTATION: Due to favorable orientation to the sun La Val is usually the first to harvest in the region. 
SOIL: sandy soil with lots of pebbles and slate below. 
VITICULTURE: pergola trained vines to allow for better air circulation and ripening. Hand harvesting. 
VINIFICATION: The grapes are destemmed and pressed in a pneumatic press. Maceration for 48 hours. 
AGING: No oak aging. The wine is aged on the lees and released in May/June the year following harvest. Quality Albarino is very high in acid and so much so that it can often feel bitter and therefore needs time to settle and soften.