Albariño 2019

Lícia is a shortening of Galicia, the region in northwest Spain known for its Celtic influence and overall greenness due to the maritime climate. This estate wine is a refreshing and flavorful white that 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.

About the Vineyard

The location in the sourthern part of Galicia provides much more sun hours than our neighbors from the north, creating a micro climate which helps very much in the ripening process. Our vineyards are normally the first ones to start the harvest every year, due to this weather that helps us to get the right ripening of the grapes.

Wine Production

The harvest starts in the middle of September, and the grapes are collected manually in 20-kilo crates, with strict control at the reception area. 70% of the grapes are macerated for 6 hours at a controlled temperature of 8-10 ºC and then pressed. The fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperature for 2-3 weeks.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow with greenish hues, the Lícia Albariño has strong varietal characteristics with hints of grapefruit, candied fruit, quince jelly, notes of fresh herbs, green apples, and minerals. It is full bodied and well balanced, highlighting the aromas of citrus and green apple, 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
Arantei, Taboexa, and Pexegueiro
Vineyard size
145 acres
Soil composition
Pebbly and Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation
165 feet
Vines/acre
490
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1986
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
140,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Albariño
Fermentation temperature
63 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.6 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
6.7 g/L