Lifted floral aromas of citrus and peach, Fresh, clean minerality is balanced with stone fruit, lime and a hint of white spice. The finish is long, crisp and zesty, exactly what you'd want from an Albarino and it pairs perfectly with sushi or octopus if you're feeling exotic.
This Rías Baixas pioneer was founded in 1985 and has made its name over the past two decades for producing classically-styled, great quality Albariño. There are five sub-regions in Rías Baixas. Bodegas La Val are based in Condado do Tea - away from the coast and just over the Portuguese border.
The Albariño grapes for this wine are sourced from the single Arantei estate at the extreme south of Condado de Tea - where it is the first vineyard in the region to begin harvesting. Arantei is a 35 hectare vineyard, over 30 years old, located in the old river bed - where pebbles are a main feature in the rich clay and mineral soil. It has a southerly aspect, aiding ripening. Harvesting is by hand, with careful grape selection. Fermented using natural yeasts in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. The wine is rested on its lees for at least 3 months before bottling, with regular batonnage.