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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Vina Nora Albarino 2011
Vina Nora Albarino 2011
(search item no. 123654)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

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.
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About Bodega 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 Tea, as well as the site of one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Spain.

Alistair Gardner, an enologist from New Zealand creates Nora from the native Albariño grape using the most modern wine making technology to coax the greatest expression of the varietal and terroir upon which it is grown into the wines.