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2015 La Marea Albarino Kristy Vineyard 750ml

2015 La Marea Albarino Kristy Vineyard

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Varietal: Albariño

Color: White

Farming Practice: Sustainable

The Kristy Vineyard grows on the western bench over the Salinas River on the broken sediment of ancient sea beds where it is exposed to the consistent cooling winds off the Monterey Bay. Kristy is a special because Albariño in the vineyard reaches full phenological ripeness at low potential alcohol and bright natural acidity later in the season. Usually picked between 20-22 Brix with a sub 3 PH and nearly 9 g/L TA. Whole cluster pressed and cold fermented to preserve aromatics and freshness. Secondary fermentation is arrested.

This fresh and aromatic Albarino benefits from the cool winds off Monterey Bay and the soils of an ancient sea bed. The wine has beautiful texture and minerality and pairs well with fresh shellfish and grilled fish as well as spicy cuisines, including Indian and Thai. - Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Condes de Albarei
Website: www.condesdealbarei.com

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Price: $19.99



Available Vintages:
2015(750ml)  


Varietal: Albarino
Bursting with sunshine and refreshing fruit, Albariño is the main grape of Spain's north western region of Rias Baixas. Typical aromas of stone and citrus fruit are complemented with an exhilarating acidity. Called Alvarinho across the border in Portugal, it is also bottled as a varietal and an important blending component in good quality Vinho Verde. DNA profiling suggests it is identical to the Savagnin grown in France's Jura region, which is also Alsace as Traminer, the Gewurztraminer descended from.

Country: United States
Although wine is made in all 50 states, it is understandable, with almost 90% of the country's production, that California is synonymous with domestic wine. As of 2010 harvest, reports indicate that Washington, New York & Oregon account for additional 6% of production, meanwhile Virginia, Missouri and Texas's wine industries are growing to a point beyond that of just a tourist attraction.

Region: California
California is one of the most diverse wine producing regions of the world. Although it has a history spanning over 200 years, it has experienced most of its growth in the last fifty years. The regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County have become as renowned as France’s Bordeaux and Burgundy. While Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are by far the most popular fine wine varieties, producers in the Golden State have also experimented with an unparalleled array of diverse varieties, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.

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Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.