Bodegas Pentecostes Rias Biaxas Albarino 2021


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Region: Rias Biaxas
Grapes: Albarino
First Glance: Mineral, Saline, Tropical, Fresh

The Wine:

Drawn from the granite terraces of the Pazo de Barreiro, this a wonderfully taut and racy style of Albariño with mouth-watering acidity around a dense core of fleshy fruit, with a marked salinity on the impressively long finish. Expect mouth-watering, chiselled texture, flavours of grapefruit, citrus pith and jasmine and lovely drive and energy. Oceanic Riesling? This will age and build complexity as it goes, but it’s the kind of wine that will instantly wow alongside any seafood.

The winemaking for both Pentecostés wines is effectively the same. The grapes are hand-harvested and stored overnight at 10 degrees, and slow fermentations take place at cellar temperature in stainless-steel tanks, with a small portion of the harvest fermented in French oak. The wines are then raised on lees, undisturbed, for six months.