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Granbazan Ambartext
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16½/20

Granbazan Ambar 2019

Val do Salnés, Rías Baixas, Galicia, SpainGranbazan's 13.5 Ha vineyard is located in Vilanova de Arousa, one of the villages in the Val do Salnés, an area prized for its exceptional albariño, and the largest of the subregions of Rías Baixas. Like most of Salnés, the vines are rooted in granite, planted en parra on granite pergolas about 2 metres above the ground to maximize wind exposure, and decrease humidity. This is the icon bottling of the winery, which you might discern from the tall, historic bottle and label. From older estate vines, this was macerated over 12 hours, and gravity fed into stainless tanks for a cool ferment over 5 weeks, and then remains in the tanks for 8 months on lees. A mid yellow hue, this saline wine leads with subtle aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, custard apple, and river stone across a svelte, granitically buzzing palate.Tasted: 26 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: Spain 16.00 Spain Producer: GranbazanGrape: Albariño