Nessa Albariño

"minerally and long, featuring a subtle floral note and a snap of chalky minerality." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Appellation
Rias Baixas D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Albariño
Altitude/Soil
40 meters / decomposed granitic sandy loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Harvest
Hand harvested fruit, hand sorted at the winery prior to processing
Production
Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at low temperature
Aging
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
Suggested Retail Price
$17
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Nessa Albariño 2017
92 (WRO) 90 (IWR) 89 (VM) 88 (WE)
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92 Wine Review Online Albariño is becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason, but one consequence is that it is becoming more difficult to find complete, convincing renditions priced in the mid-teens. But here you go: A terrific rendition with subtle floral aromas leading to ripe peach flavors edged with citrus acidity.
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Michael Franz, May 1, 2018
90 International Wine Report There is a lot to like with [this] Albariño. Vibrant and currently displaying a wonderful salinity, Marcona almond, white peach and gooseberry flavors all come together and fill the glass. Balanced, with lovely acidity and minerality through the finish.
June 2018
89 Vinous Media Vivid straw color. Citrus pith, white flowers and a zesty mineral topnote on the tightly focused nose and in the mouth. Dry and minerally in character showing good delineation and a refreshingly bitter quinine flourish on the nicely persistent finish.
Drink 2019-2021
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
88 The Wine Enthusiast Prickly citrus aromas show a softer yeasty edge. On the palate, this is round and balanced, with good body and fresh acidity. Pithy orange and sea-salt flavors finish briny in flavor but correct and not edgy or acidic in feel.
November 2018
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Nessa Albariño 2018
90 (I-WR) 88 (WS)
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90 International Wine Review The Nessa Albariño offers a lovely light tropical fruit nose with hints of melon and citrus. It is fresh and round on the palate with a leesy character and excellent extract of tropical fruit. A little further from the sea than the Mar de Vinas and a little riper.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
88 Wine Spectator Floral and sea breeze notes give this fresh, light white a jaunty character. Green peach, lime and tarragon flavors float across the juicy palate. Bright and refreshing. Drink now. 7,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — TM
October 2019
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