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La Caña Albariñotext
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16½/20

La Caña Albariño 2020

Val do Salnés, Rías Baixas, Galicia, SpainFrom the Salnés Valley subregion of Rías Baixas, this organic, dry-farmed albariño comes off vineyards planted from 1962 to 1984 on the region's granitic sands. The grapes were cold-soaked for 12 hours and a mix of destemmed and whole cluster fruit. This was fermented in 500L & 600L puncheons and demi-muids (35%), with the remainder in stainless steel, aged sur lie for 8 months with biweekly bâttonage. Ripe white peach, pear, lime pith flood the juicy palate, seasoned with peach pit, apricot fuzz, and a kiss of anise on the lingering finish. The granitic grip is welcome and alluring, welcoming sip after sip. Well done, and a lovely example of the grape in this special place. This is sealed with a recyclable plastic Normacorc.Tasted: 02 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: Spain 18.00 Spain Producer: Jorge Ordoñez SelectionsGrape: Albariño