LAGAR DE CERVERA
The 2013 harvest in our vineyards was one of the best in recent years, producing Albariño grapes in excellent health. An essential contributing factor to this was the superb weather, particularly from July onwards, with a hot, dry summer which offset the effects of a very wet spring that had delayed the growth cycle. Painstaking selection of the grape bunches in the vineyard itself and subsequent controls at the sorting table ensured the high-quality of the grapes arriving at the crush pad.
Vineyards and Grapes
Made with 100% Albariño grapes chosen from our plots in O Rosal and Cambados.
After manual harvesting, the grapes were placed in 20 kg tubs and taken in refrigerated transport to the winery. After the grapes left the sorting table, they were destemmed and then the clusters were gently pressed at 10° C in an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation. The juice was removed from the skins and transferred to stainless steel tanks, where the clean must began alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 15 °C. Due to the characteristics of this vintage, with a lower acidity than previous vintages, barely 10% of the juice needed to complete malolactic fermentation. After the first racking, the wine was macerated over fine lees which were kept in suspension with periodic stirring to achieve greater density and complexity.
Very bright yellow colour with green tints. Clean aroma and powerful varietal intensity, with plenty of pear and apple nuances, citrus fruit, orange skin, and some hints of tropical and bone fruit so distinctive of Albariño. The mouthfeel is fresh, fleshy and full bodied. Lingering and balanced aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
Perfect with every snack. It pairs ideally with seafood and fish, as well as salads, fish rice, poultry and fresh cheeses.