Vinos Marinos El Neptuno Albariño Rías Baixas 2017
This tasty Albariño is made from old vines by proud farmers in the Condado do Tea subzone of Rias Baixas, the best place on earth for this aromatic white variety. Most of these micro-wine farms are near the banks of the Miño River Estuary and are greatly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, covering and cooling the vines with marine fog. Weather here is very special, with mild rainy winters and spring - but overall this is one of the driest zones of Rias Baixas with very healthy and balanced fruit. Soils are very poor in nutrients, with high acid content and well drained sandy-alluvial soils with slate and a lot of granite. Trellised in traditional Pergola system - high above the ground for maximum air flow. These vines are hand-harvested into small aerated boxes and rushed to the winery early in the morning. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks after a soft pressing to preserve freshness and energy. Only 400 cases produced in 2017. Alcohol 12.5% .
We paired this delightful classic Spanish white with a lemony broiled halibut and sautéed broccoli & carrots for a perfect match at Mr. Shrimp, but you can pair with it with all seafood, shellfish, salads and mild cheeses, especially Sheep's milk Manchego with cured meats and Marcona almonds from Spain.
Vinos Marinos is a "Farm Proud" collaboration between Vinos Libres (a great Spanish wine importer based in NYC) and a group of family farms that created a winery in Condado do Tea. As a farm-based project, the land and vines are treated with great respect and farming is sustainable and as natural as possible.
|Region||Spain, Galicia, Rias Baixas|
Bottle ShopMade of 100% Albariño, the first aroma here is a salty marine breeze layered with yellow peaches, white flowers and minerals. In the mouth the wine is dry (but not bracingly so), fresh and mouthwatering with tangerine, pear, white flower, key lime and sea water flavors.