Vina Nora Albarino 2011

Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain

Price: $17.99
Item No. 123654
  • ST90
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: 13.0%

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

The harvest in Vina Nora is carried out manually, and the grapes are collected into small containers. The grapes are refrigerated for some hours in a cooling chamber, and the must and skins of the grapes undergo pre-fermentation maceration, also at a low temperature. The wine is 90% stainless steel fermented and 10% fermented and aged sur lie in French oak barrels.

Critical Acclaim

"Light yellow-gold. Sexy aromas of orange peel, melon, smoky minerals and jasmine. Stony and precise, with energetic orchard fruit and citrus flavors and a jolt of dusty minerality. Closes spicy and long, with lingering orange and floral notes."
90 Points

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Learn About Vina Nora

Bodegas Nora is owned by Javier Alen, a well-respected Galician producer of Viña Mein and Victor Rodriguez, the former director of Vino y Gastronomia (one of the most respected wine and food magazines in Spain). It's located about 12 miles from the historic village of Tui (in Galician), Tuy (in Castilian). This village marks the borders of the sub regions O Rosal and Condado de...

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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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