2011 Carballal "Sete Cepas" Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1109925

Produced from younger vine estate grapes from their 15 hectares of vineyards, as well as purchased fruit, this Albariño is always hand harvested from carefully grown grapes, organic whenever possible, with treatments used only when absolutely necessary. Very refreshing with nice bracing acidity, there are hints of exotic fruits as well as stone fruits. A refreshing wine to sip with warm weather fare as well as the absolute perfect match with fish and shellfish, the mainstay of coastal Gallician cuisine. "Sete (7) Cepas" is a playful nod to the fact that there are seven brothers in the family that make this wine. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/16/2013 | Send Email
When founder Benito Vázquez planted the Albariño vines amongst the oak trees on this estate, he chose to call it Bodegas Carballal, as the word is a nod to the Galician word for tree: “carballos”. “Sete Cepas” refers to the 7 brothers involved in the production of this wine. Hand-harvested, carefully grown & tended grapes mean an Albariño that expresses classic varietal purity- white stone fruit, citrus, mineral, nice palate weight and refreshing acidity that will also stand up to heavier cold-weather foods. Great as an aperitif before dinner, but it also transitions fabulously onto the table. Spring is here- quench your thirst with Sete Cepas!
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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12