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Nessa Albarino 2012 by Adegas Gran Vinum

Nessa Albarino 2012 by Adegas Gran Vinum

Region: Rias Baixas - Rating: 90 - '...finishes long, spicy and vibrant...'

$19.00 WN-118-12

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  • One of our favorite wines!
  • Crisp and bright
  • Medium-bodied and highly versatile
  • A lively, persistent finish
  • Great value wine!

A favorite of owner Jonathan Harris: "Nessa Albariño is a delicious white, as refreshing as the green hills of Galicia. It has a full, bright citrus flavor with a long finish, plus a touch of sparkle at the end."

COMPOSITION: 100% Albariño

TASTING NOTES:
90 Points - [Refers to previous vintage] - "Light yellow-gold. Pungent, pure aromas of honeydew, quinine, ginger and mint, with a kiss of jasmine. Offers good density and richness but also lively cut, with complex flavors of melon, citrus fruits and exotic bitter quinine. Finishes long, spicy and vibrant."
International Wine Cellar

90 Points - [Refers to 2010 vintage] - "This is the first Albariño that I’ve tasted from the 2010 vintage, and it certainly bodes well for the vintage. Although I have been disappointed with many of these wines during the past few years, finding them distressingly diluted, thin and short, this rendition shows real depth and persistence of flavor. Yet it remains nimble and fresh, with lots of bright acidity and a welcome prickle from unresolved carbon dioxide. Clearly bottled early and directly from steel tanks, it seems to convey all of the primary fruit character (suggesting white peach above all) held by the grapes when they were picked last autumn. A terrific aperitif, but likewise very well suited to shellfish or lighter fin fish preparations." -Michael Franz, Wine Review Online, April 12, 2011.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Adegas Gran Vinum is a small, family-owned winery. It opened in its current form only in 2002, and uses only the most modern growing and production techniques. However, it was founded on land owned and lovingly cultivated by the owner’s grandparents so that the winery is able to work with old traditions to balance out the modern methods. The winery is located in Galicia, in northwest Spain, right on the border with Portugal and on the Atlantic Ocean.

This Albariño displays fresh orange and lime citrus with a lively fruity structure. The palate is balanced and has a distinctive appetizing finish. Should be perfect with fish or chicken with plenty of citrus fruits or glaze.

Produced from a combination of estate-grown vines and purchased grapes, pneumatically pressed, fermented in stainless steel, and aged on its lees for one month, the wine provides a crisp, refreshing flavor with an easy drinking profile.

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