Finca de Arantei Albarino Single Vineyard 2010

Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain

Price: $20.00 $17.99
Save $2.01 (10%)
Item No. 111152
  • RP90
Style: Light & Crisp

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Unusual for the DO of Rías Baixas, Finca de Arantei has crafted a singleestate, 100% Albariño wine. Situated in the heart of the Miño Valley in the subzone of Condado de Tea, these estate vineyards are characterized by poor, rocky soils and low yields. In addition, the vines are now 25 yearsold, which adds to the wine's intensity and concentration. After fermentation, the wine ages on its lees in stainless steel for five months before release.

Tasting Notes Pale straw lemon in color, this wine displays refreshing aromas of peaches, apricot, jasmine tea and wet stone. On the palate, the flavors are equally rich and complemented by vibrant acidity, long length and lasting finish. This wine is perfect with artichokes, asparagus, shellfish or grilled fish, salads and vegetable frittatas.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Finca de Arantei Single Vineyard Albarino was fermented and aged for 5 months in stainless steel. Mineral and lemon scents inform the nose of this round, rich, spicy offering. Nicely proportioned and mouth-filling, it is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 3-4 years. "
90 Points

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...

Read More About Rias Baixas

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