2011 Bodegas La Cana Albarino

Year: 2011
Appellation: Rias Baixas
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$13.95
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"Aromas of white peaches, lychee nuts and spring flowers jump from the glass of this 100% old vine Albarino. The 2011 La Cana, from a relatively new winery founded in 2008, is medium-bodied, elegant and slightly restrained for an Albarino (which are usually flamboyant and aromatic). Fermented in both stainless steel and large format French oak, this dry white exhibits excellent texture as well as length. Drink it over the next year." (WA)

"Light yellow. Explosive aromas of tangerine, melon, peach pit and white flowers, with an exotic note of lemongrass emerging with air. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering lively citrus fruit and honeydew flavors and a bracing mineral quality. Shows impressive energy on the finish, which features chalky mineral and spice qualities." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
The grapes for this wine come from 11.5 Ha of vineyards (5.2 Ha are estate owned and 6.3 Ha are owned by local growers) divided amongst 12 parcels located in Sisan Ribadumia in the Salnes Valley, the most northern part of the Rias Baixas very near the Atlantic ocean. The vines were planted in 1966 in the pergola system, traditional for this area. The soils are very sandy and have a high acidity due to their proximity to the ocean. Yields are 4.5 T/Ha. The wine is partially barrel fermented and all of the wine rests sur lie.

Production:
4,300 Cases