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Carballal, "7 Cepas", Rias Baixas

$22 .95
- 2 bottles +

Tasting Notes

Albarino is a wild child of aromas - think fruit cocktail; mandarin orange, pineapple, and maraschino cherry, but this sophisticated style has more savory sourdough and sea spray aromas. The palate is bright and refreshing, making this a winner for all sorts of food pairings.


Located in a historical sub-zone of O Salnés in the heart of the Rias Baixas DO in Northwest Spain, Carballal is a small, 15 hectare estate owned by the Vásquez Abal family, who has been working their land for over 40 years. The focus here is Albariño made in a traditional manner: organic farming, vineyard work and harvesting done by hand, high trellising nearly six feet off the ground, native yeast fermentation. Two of the 15 hectares contain 45 year-old vines; these vines are vinified separately to produce their flagship wine. The soils here are sandy, weathered granite which allows for optimal drainage as well as pronounced aromatics in the wines. This wine is produced from younger estate grapes from Carballal's 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.

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