Morgadio Albarino 2011
Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
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
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%.
Intense and elegant with tropical fruit and kiwi complementing granitic minerality. Made from free-run juice, this is a well structured, dry Albarino with a long finish.
"Sunny and bright, one side of this wine is oceanic, with the lasting scent of crushed seashells, another is earthy and floral, hinting at the green scent of lilies. Then there's the darker undertone, a buzz of earthy acidity. The perfect wine for sardines grilled at the beach, served on a slab of potato."
Wine & Spirits
"Light yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas and flavors of candied citrus fruits, white pepper and honeysuckle, with a hint of ginger adding vivacity. Sappy and penetrating, with very good finishing clarity and lingering spiciness. This is an extremely reliable producer, with a long track record for producing some of the region's best wines."
International Wine Cellar
- 9/25/2013 (9 items) (viewed 45 times)
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In 1984 a farm named Morgadio in the Rias Baixas sub district of Condado do Tea near aldea of Albeos was consolidated from multiple existing owners, and planting began. Vineyard areas were gradually expanded to its current 50 acres. Within Rias Baixas there are three sub districts: El Rosal and Val do Salnes on Galicia's rainy Atlantic coast, and Condado do Tea inland on the...
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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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