2018 Albamar Albino Tinto- Rías Baixas, Spain (750ml)
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With only around 1% of production in Rías Baixas of red wine, Xurxo makes this special and rare "Blanc de Noirs" style with 100% Caiño Tinto from ridiculously old vines. Since most of the vines planted to red grapes such as Caiño (and Espadeiro for that matter too) have been ripped up, the ones left are often times well over 100-200 years old. In fact even Xurxo’s grandmother could not recall their age! The grapes are organically grown over clay, granite, and quartz soils and harvested by hand. Direct press keeps the color light. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts followed by aging in neutral old French oak for 11 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and with minimal to no s02 at bottling. Only 500L of this wine was made, making it incredibly special and rare. This 2018 vintage is a little light pink/Rosé in color compared to other vintages of this wine that were more white.