Lagar de Cervera

Rías Baixas /

  • White
  • 2018
  • Albariño

Fresh, elegant and captivating

Lagar de Cervera

2018

Vintage

The growth cycle started at the end of March, a week later than usual for the area. The delay continued throughout the growing season, marked by high humidity and mild temperatures in the DO Rías Baixas, ideal conditions for ensuring a quality vintage. High temperatures and good weather in mid September ensured proper ripening and grapes in perfect condition at harvest. 

Vineyards

100% Albariño grapes from our vineyards in O Rosal and Cambados (D.O. Rias Baixas). 

Winemaking and ageing

We started picking on September 19 at Finca Xan Grande in O Rosal.After manual harvesting, choice grapes were placed in 20 kg/44 lb tubs and taken to the winery using refrigerated transport. The best clusters coming out of the sorting table were destemmed. The grapes were cooled to 10 °C/50 °F and macerated for 10 hours. After this time, they were gently pressed in an inert atmosphere to prevent the slightest oxidation. After decanting, the clean must fermented at 15 °C/59 °F. This vintage, malolactic fermentation took place in 15% of the tanks. The wine was was kept on the lees until bottling, with periodic stirring to keep them in suspension and provide the wine with complexity.

Tasting

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.

Pairing

Perfect to enjoy with any appetiser. 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. 

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