Lagar de Cervera Albarino Rias Baixas 2008

Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain

Price: $19.99
Item No. 100867
  • 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: 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Lagar de Cervera shows the beautiful mineral elegance that is typical of this vintage. A cooler growing season gave many Rias Baixas wines beautiful acidity with underlying mineral power. Given the typical ripeness of fruit that Cervera usually achieves, the balance of vintage qualities and the winemaking practices create a harmonious, eminently drinkable Albarino.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright yellow. Fresh apple, pear and fig on the nose, with a spicy undercurrent of fresh ginger. Racy but also nicely filled in, offering spicy orchard fruit flavors and a bracing citric quality. Finishes clean and focused, leaving behind sappy pear and orange notes. Manages to be both powerful and lithe; this will work very well at the table."
90 Points

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Learn About Lagar de Cervera

The winery was purchased by La Rioja Alta in 1988 and is now state-of-the-art in terms of equipment. The estate's vineyards are in the southern section of the Rias Baixas where warmer conditions mean early ripening and good levels. It is hilly country with poor soils giving low yields of high quality grapes. The bodega's 42 hectares constitute the largest holding in this appellation and contribute 80% of the grapes used in production. Lagar means "press" and an ancient wooden press graces the label.

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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