Rías Baixas (Salnes Valley)

Albariño 2022


Zarate’s estate wine is classical in style, based on the granitic soils of Salnes Valley and embracing the pinging acidity of Albariño.

Produced from vines averaging 35 years old, Zarate’s estate wine is based on minerality and acidity, the combination of Salnes valley Granite and Albariño’s coastal zip producing a fresh, elegant, balanced wine. The fruit is hand-picked, sorted by the bunch in the vineyard, and then berry plucked in the bodega. Gentle pressing gives a low-yield must which is cold-settled and undergoes natural fermentation, then spends 3 months on lees before filtration and bottling. 

Highly textural, mineral wine with a gravelly granitic mouth feel overlaid with apple florals and grapefruit zing. Aromatics and texturality are beautifully matched: pretty and direct jasmine, elderflower, granny smith, green citric zest, sherbety acidity, sandy minerals, a titch of lanolin creaminess and a delicate bitter herb crunch to finish.