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La Rioja Alta Lagar de Cervera Blanco Albarino 2018

$20
  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
  • Yellow with green hues; clean and bright. Ample, forthright nose, highlighted by the typical varietal aromas of the Albariño (ripe apples and pears, stone fruit, particularly apricots) and a remarkable citrus background. Lively, fresh and structured in the mouth, with well-integrated acidity. Very persistent aftertaste, where hints of exotic fruit (lychees) make their appearance.
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: D.O. Rias Baixas
    • Grapes: 100% Albarino
    • Aging period: On its lees until bottling
    • Oak: Stainless steel
  • 🥘 Pairs well with all things fish. Sushi, sashimi, salads, rice dishes (Paella, anyone?), you name it!

    James Suckling, 92 pts

    "So many flowers here, including honeysuckle, daffodils, almonds, and cherry blossom. The palate has a really expansive, fleshy feel for this variety, without the addition of oak, but the acidity is still forthright and still right on point"

    Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts

    "Well-blended white-fruit aromas are clean and fresh, while this feels tight and stony like wet river rocks. Lemon, tropical-fruit, green-apple, and saline flavors play out on a long and pure finish. If you want quality and focused restraint from your Albariño, this has it."

    Decanter, 90 pts

    "Beautifully expressive; fuzzy peach, white stone fruit, and a touch of smoke. Saline twist and linear acidity which carried through to the finish."

  • Lagar de Cervera by La Rioja Alta SA

    On a seach fro white excellence, La Rioja Alta discovered the area of O Rosal (Pontevedra) in 1988. There, they took on the task of shaping the largest estate-owned Albarino vineyard in Rias Baixas.

    Its unique microclimate allows for early ripening which, in turn, benefits the quality of Lagar de Cervera wines, with a perfect ratio of acidity, alcoholic strength and aromatic instensity. These are young, fresh, elegant whites.

    In 2013 they opened new, modern facilities, that feature a spectacular forest depcited on the fermentation tanks, a surprisingly decor that captives the winery's visitors.