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Columna Rias Baixas Albarino 2012

Columna Rias Baixas Albarino 2012

750ML    
Sku: 038258

Columna is produced by winemaker Rodrigo Mendez, Raul Perez’s right hand man. Located in Condado de Tea region of Rias Baixas, where Albarino thrives in the mountainous region along the right bank of the Mino River. The vines were planted in 1978 on granite and slate based soil.

Tasting notes
Columna Albarino was fermented and raised in stainless steel. It reveals an inviting bouquet of mineral, nutmeg, lemon, and spring flowers. This is followed by a ripe, savory, concentrated, dry wine with good balance and a vibrant finish.

Wine maker notes
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE? Albariño wines this good at this price point do not exist. Columna is a superb wine made from estate owned grapes in the most southern and inland subzone of Rias Baixas (Condado de Tea). Vines are tended in Granite and Slate soil, imparting lots of minerality. Winemaker Rodri Mendez, disciple and right hand man of Raul Perez vinifies Columna in the same winery where Sketch (the under the water wine) is vinified.

Technical notes
Made from 100% Albariño grapes tended in granite soil. The vineyards are located next to the Miño river in Galicia (North East of Spain) within the Condado de Tea subzone of Rias Baixas. Out of the 5 Subzones of Rias Baixas, Condado de Tea is the most southern subzone and furthest from the Atlantic Ocean. The North East of Spain is known for making the best white wines in the Iberian Peninsula. Out of the 200+ indigenous grapes found in this area, Albariño is the queen. She sustains the farmers of the region. Columna is a very unique expression of this queenly grape due to its southern and interior location – resulting in a style that is bright, floral mineral and at the same time rich. The vineyards that produce this outstanding expression of Albariño are tended in the local popular Emparrado trellis system, which was invented by the Romans during the 2nd century to maximize air circulation allowing for a better drier ripening season. The winemaker Rodri Mendez is no less than Raul Perez disciple and right hand man. In fact Columna is vinified in the same winery were Sketch (the under the water wine) is produced. The goal in producing Columna is to showcase the purity of the Albariño grape in a 100% unoaked style from a unique micro-clime that produces richer fuller often more balanced Albariño wines.

Food pairing
Albariño’s crisp clean flavors are extremely versatile. Seafood, clams, oysters are what the local Galician people eat with this queenly grape. It also pairs like magic with Sushi, Indian, or Thai. Other pairings that are successful include hard-to-pair, popular take-out meals like cold sesame noodles, chicken tikka masala, pad thai, and tacos.

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Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub-Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Varietal: Albarino
Type: Still wine

Reg. $14.99

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