Zarate Albarino Val do Salnes, Rias Baixas, Spain 2022 (750ml)
Super buzzy, lit from within with a vibrato granitic grip, livening grapefruit, lemon, white peach, with a crunchy Asian pear acidity and lingering stony lift. So much energy in this wine here, and life ahead. Benchmark.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Founded in 1707, the family owned Zarate estate is located in Rias Baixas' lauded Val do Salinas subregion. Their sloping, weathered granite vineyards are translated via albariño, a grape intrinsically associated with the estate. 7th generation Eulogio Pomares runs this historic bodega today, farming almost fully biodynamically. This is from 30 year old vines, fermented native, and with three months on the lees in stainless.