Zárate, 'Albariño', 2019, Rías Baixas DO, Galicia, Spain


Albariño as it should be. Minerality and balance in a bottle, very focused and tight, like a good Chablis. Hidden amongst the steely and blossom character of the wine, stone fruits such as peach and apricot lurk. Unlike some paler versions of Albariño, this wine should last well over the next two or three years.

Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel.

Zarate is a family-owned estate located in Meaño, the heart of the Salnés Valley in the Rías Baixas appellation. Grapes are sourced from 6.54 ha divided among 11 vineyards in the villages of Sisán and Padrenda, planted on mostly granitic soil. Average vine age is 35 years old. Climate is Atlantic. They are one of the top Albariño producers in Galicia.

Producer: Zárate

Country: Spain

Region: Rías Baixas

Grapes: Albariño 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Vegan, Organic practice