Lícia Albariño 2010

Lícia is a shortening of Galicia, the autonomía in northwest Spain known for its Celtic influence and overall greenness due to the maritime climate. This refreshing, flavorful white is made from 100% Albariño, sourced from the subzones of Condado de Tea and O Rosal in DO Rías Baixas. Situated along the border with Portugal, vineyards in these subzones benefit from the drier climate and warmer growing season.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant lemon-green in color, the Lícia Albariño exhibits a classic expression of the Albariño grape: intense and layered aromas of grapefruit, candied lemons, quince jelly, fresh herbs, green apples and a streak of minerality. On the palate it is full-bodied and well-balanced, with a long and persistent finish.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs deliciously with grilled fish—or any kind of seafood—Asian cuisines, rice dishes, salads and grilled vegetables.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Galicia/Contado do Tea and O Rosal subzones
Vineyard size
145 acres
Soil composition
Sand and granitic pebbles
Training method
Pergola
Elevation
330-660 feet
Yield/acre
3 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
1989-2001
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
60,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Albariño
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
66 °F
Malolactic fermentation
No
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
4.5 g/L
Acidity
7 g/L
Dry extract
26 g/L

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