Almirante Vicius Albariño

  • PRODUCER:

    Viña Almirante

  • REGION:

    Rias Baixas, Galicia, España

  • AGING:

    24 Months

One of the pending issues, long ago in the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin, was that wines were not made to store, most were (and still are) young wines. Little by little, the trend is changing and more and better Albariños are being produced in barrels.

This is a great wine to keep, for special occasions. From the Salnés Valley subzone. It is fermented in barrels for 3 months, with aging on its own lees. It has 13 degrees of alcohol.

Hand selected grapes fermented in new French oak barrels of medium toast, which age for a period of three months, repeating twice each day during this period the batonage of French technique After barrel fermentation and batonage, the wine spends and additional seven months in stainless inert tanks prior to bottling.

Varietal: Albariño

Rias Baixas, Galicia, España

The Best Albariño D.O. Rías Baixas in barrel – 2020 Acio Prata Catas de Galicia.

Guia Repsol Rating: 91 Pts.

13% ABV

750 ML

"To celebrate the centenary of his birth we have produced this wine in his honor, and we are proud that it bears his signature."
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One of the pending issues, long ago in the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin, was that wines were not made to store, most were (and still are) young wines. Little by little, the trend is changing and more and better Albariños are being produced in barrels.

This is a great wine (elegant), to keep, for special occasions. From the Salnés Valley subzone. It is fermented in barrels for 3 months, with aging on its own lees. It has 13 degrees of alcohol.

Hand selected grapes fermented in new French oak barrels of medium toast, which age for a period of three months, repeating twice each day during this period the batonage of French technique After barrel fermentation and batonage, the wine spends and additional seven months in stainless inert tanks prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Lemon bright yellow color with golden hues that specially favor its final sheen.

Nose: It presents a very powerful and pleasant aromatic intensity, where the fruit aromas of the Albariño grapes intermingle with the new aromas provided by its aging in barrels, such as the sweetness of vanilla, the mild toasted aroma of coffee, or even coconut.

Palate: To the mouth it is ample and dense, with an integrated acidity and a lengthy persistence that turn its aftertaste into a lingering memory. Rich, good structure, long, toasty, fine bitter notes.

Paring: Fish, Pasta, and Rice

The Best Albariño D.O. Rías Baixas in barrel – 2020 Acio Prata Catas de Galicia.

Varietal: Albariño

Producer: Viña Almirante

Rias Baixas, Galicia, España

About the Producer

Founded in the late 1990s by fresh food business mogul Gonzalo Vial, Viña Ventisquero began making wine in the year 2000 with a single purpose of creating distinctive, high-quality wines that resonate with their target audience globally. Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker Felipe Tosso, the Winery was 1st established in the coastal Maipo Valley shortly followed by expansion into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley for their premium wine range.

Continually undergoing extensive research to extract the most accurate expressions of Chile's unique terroir, Vina Ventisquero now counts Estate Vineyards in the country's top wine producing areas: Maipo Valley, Casablanca Valley, Apalta Valley, Leyda, and the Colchagua Valley. The Ventisquero Grey Carmenere 2017 is a concentrated red wine with a complex bouquet revealing redolent aromas of ripe black fruit & spice notes with vestiges of wet earth & graphite. On the palate, it is a fresh, vibrant, & full-bodied wine with firm, velvety tannins and a taut acidity. There is a lingering persistence to its finish punctuated by added mineral touches.

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