Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas Albarino Rias Baixas 2018
From 200-year-old vines. Yes, let’s repeat that: 200-year-old vines. They’re planted at 150-250m altitude in Val do Salnès on granite and sandy soils near the Atlantic coast. Aged for 11 months on the lees, this is an intense, concentrated example of Albariño, yet with the grape’s characteristic pear, peach, tropical fruit, and floral aromas, high acidity on the palate, and a saline texture. Lots of ageing potential if you can wait.