2011 Lagar de Costa "Barrica" Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1203477

Lagar de Costa is a typically small, family owned winery based in the town of Castrelo, one town over from Cambados, "the birthplace of Albariño." Here the vineyards lie nearly at sea level, with a strong Atlantic influence. This barrel aged Albariño is one of the few examples to master the balance between fruit and oak; I urge anyone who insists that Albariño must never spend time in oak to try this wine and taste with an open mind. In this cuvee, the juicy, playful, intense and incredibly pure quality of the fruit turns the tables and dominates the oak, not the other way around! For an insight into seriously tasty Albariño, and how, once it has had a few years to develop in bottle (note the 2011 vintage), it only improves, Lagar de Costa's "barrica" bottling is well worth trying. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer)

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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/9/2015 | Send Email
Top quality Albarino. Quite savory, lots of mineral, lees, soil quality. Dry and crisp but with ample texture and lovely persistence on the palate.

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