Alba Vega Albariño

RIOJ220
A new project wine between local growers in Galicia and Rioja Vega. The result is a wonderful example of Albarino, affordable, fresh, interesting and offering ripe pear, baked apple and saline zest, with a core of nervy raciness running through the textural body - whilst the perfect garden wine ( when the sun comes out ) this is also a cracking alternative to the likes of Sancerre or Chablis if you just want to try a high class, complex and fruit-driven crisp white
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£11.99
 

Rioja Vega

Initially started as the dream of one man, Don Felipe Ugalde in 1882, this winery has seen ongoing growth and development over the years. Don’s aim was simple, to be one of the countries most prestigious Bodega’s. Although his winery passed down the family line, it was through marriage that it became united with Bodegas Muerza, hence losing its identity. Today it is owned by the group Principe de Viana who acquired it in 1983 providing investment in new equipment, staff and in 2001 a new winery, 10km outside Logrono, complete with an underground ageing cellar. The new cellars incorporated modern equipment such as self-weighing hoppers, pneumatic presses and self-emptying stainless steel vats. This level of development has allowed not only the fruit from their own vineyards to be processed but also that of surrounding contract growers so that it has been able to produce this range of great value for money wines.

Tasting Notes

Clean and fresh with delicate citrus notes on the nose and a palate packed with green apple, orange peel and lime flavours. Its a simple wine at first, but there is definite complexity - perfect for the BBQ or the white clothed dining table.

Food Matches

You can't go wrong with grilled chicken breast with a piri-piri dressing.