Finca de Arantei Albarino 2006

Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain

Item No. 99132
  • white wine
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw in color, with the distinct floral and mineral aromas of the Albariño grape, Finca de Arantei is among the most refined and elegant examples of its type. The wine is of medium weight, lively on the tongue, complex in flavor and long on the finish, with a racy character reminiscent of some of the best Alsace Rieslings.

Critical Acclaim

"Finca de Arantei produced their first Albarino in 1985. The 2006 Albarino, aged for 3 months on its lees, is medium straw-colored with an attractive bouquet of mineral, melon, nuts, and lemon peel. Smooth textured, intense, well balanced, and lengthy, it is one of the finer Albarinos in my tastings. "
90 Points

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Learn About Finca de Arantei

The DO of Rías Baixas lies on Galicia’s deeply indented west coast, off of the Atlantic Ocean, just north of the Portuguese border—a land of harsh weather, great fishing, and the Albariño grape. While the vast majority of the wines from this district are produced from a mix of locations by cooperative wineries, many of which are blends of a variety of grapes, Finca de Arantei is a single estate, 100% Albariño wine. The winery occupies 87.5 acres of rocky and sandy soil in the sub-zone of Condado de Tea, the heart of the Miño Valley, which gets some of the most ample sunshine in the DO.

Learn About Rias Baixas

(REE-ez BUY-shuss) Just above the Portuguese border lies Rias Baixas, Spain's prominent white wine region. Situated in Galacia, the region is wet and rainy with some large temperature changes due to its proximity to the coast. The main grape of note here is Albarino, the white variety known for creating fragrant and fruity wines perfect for seafood. The bottles are easily...

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