Lagar de Cervera Albarino Rias Baixas 2018
Yellow with green hues; clean and bright. Ample, forthright nose, highlighted by the typical varietal aromas of the Albariño (ripe apples and pears, stone fruit, particularly apricots) and a remarkable citrus background. Lively, fresh and structured in the mouth, with well-integrated acidity. Very persistent aftertaste, where hints of exotic fruit (lychees) make their appearance.
Perfect to enjoy with any appetizer. It is the ideal companion to seafood and fish, as well as salads, fish rice dishes, fowl, and fresh cheese. Ideal in combination with Asian dishes, for example, with sushi or sashimi.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Well-blended white-fruit aromas are clean and fresh, while this feels tight and stony like wet river rocks. Lemon, tropical-fruit, green-apple and saline flavors play out on a long and pure finish. If you want quality and focused restraint from your Albariño, this has it.
Beautifully expressive; fuzzy peach, white stone fruit and a touch of smoke. Saline twist and linear acidity which carried through to the finish.
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.