100% Albarinio. From grapes picked and selected by hand from Rias Baixas in Spain.
Pale straw yellow with greenish hints. Typical Albariño notes such as citric fruits such as grapefruit appear on the nose with a subtle background of apple skin. In the mouth it is rich, fresh and fruity with a touch of saltiness and eucalyptus . It shows an excellent acidity a fine complexity and a very well balanced finish.
A marvellous companion to fish dishes, scallops and any type of seafood.
This wine has been a favourite here winning many praises in recent vintages. Bone dry, medium bodied crisp white wine.
The Galicia region sits on Spain`s estuary ridden north west Atlantic coast. This coastal region is wet, yet it is where the fashionable Albarino grape variety thrives on the granite soils. In the south, the Rias Baixas, which means `lower inlets`, supports vines trained high on pergolas in order to keep them well aired from the damp climate, producing fresh, elegant and aromatic wines. The Godello variety is most happy in the relatively warm valley of Valedorras, crossed by the river Sil, which is located inland, on the eastern limit of Galicia. It represents a drier, less maritime influenced climate to that preferred by Albariño. Godello`s bunches are compact with smallish and yields are relatively low, which probably contributed to the variety`s near abandonment in the past.
Ramon Bilbao are part of the Zamora Corporation one of Spain`s largest businesses and includes Licor 43, Spain's most famous liqueur. Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia and Ribero del Duero and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together with the up to date packaging, the wines have received much acclaim in the press and they were voted Winery of the Year in 2009.