Albillo Mayor 2020

Made 100% from Albillo Mayor grapes harvested from 50-60 year old vines cultivated in an ancient vineyard that contains both red and white grape varieties. Albillo Mayor is the only white grape that has been authorized by the D.O. Ribera del Duero for the purpose of making white wine.

12.04

Weight 1.5 kg
Varieties

100% Albillo Mayor

Vintage

2022

Type

Dry Fine Wine

Alcohol

12% abv

Bottle size

750 ml

Source

Ribera del Duero

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Wine specsWinemaking

A batch of just 2,000 kg. of special grapes grown on 50-60 year old vines in an outstanding vineyard were hand harvested. The majority were crushed manually in a small, artisan-style stainless steel infinite screw press. The resulting must was macerated including whole bunches with daily punch-downs. The stalks were removed as the grapes became detached. Fermentation was carried out at a low temperature (12°C) before resting on fine lees for three months. 

 

Harvest details

The grapes from the 2020 harvest benefited from a warm and sunny autumn that ensured excellent fruit maturity. The year is officially classified as excellent.

Wine specsTasting notes

Straw color with some yellow.

The wine beckons with an attractive, focused and generous fruit-driven aroma of figs, Victoria plums, greengages and a subtle herbaceous flourish reminiscent of summer flowers. It has an attractive, focused and well-structured aroma. In the mouth, a crisp acidity keeps the herbs to the fore with a rounded, refined, almost creamy mouthfeel that lingers with hints of green apples, apple peel and baking apples. The wine has an appealing, refined and well-focused mouthfeel that lingers on in a long aftertaste.

Food pairings

It enhances shellfish dishes such as grilled scallops or razor clams and will accompany imaginatively seasoned prawn salads. Ideal with roast aubergines served alongside couscous or quinoa.

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