Gran Vinum Albariño Seleccion Especial 2015

Region: Rias Baixas D.O.

Grapes: 100% Albariño
Vintage: 2015
Color: White

This wine is produced from a hillside, single vineyard, Miranda Aurosa, which has sandy and granite soils. The vineyard is worked in the same way as vineyards have been for generations, enriched with clam and cockleshells. The vineyard follows the Galician tradition of using granite posts (like a goalpost) with vines trained in pergolas, to raise them off the ground allowing rain to evaporate more readily, minimizing disease pressure.

All of the fruit was harvested by hand into 20 KG boxes during the middle two weeks of September. The grapes were destemmed followed by a 24 hour cryomaceration with dry-ice prior to pressing. The grapes are very gently pressed by bladder press, essentiality to only break the skins obtaining the most aromatic, free-run portion of must. The must is settled for 36 hours prior to fermentation in stainless steel at 67° F for 22 days. After alcoholic fermentation the wine is clarified by gravity and racked to clean tank for aging for 3 months on fine lees, with weekly stirring.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 91 Firm, polished and lively, this white shows purity and minerality. The pear, quince and grapefruit flavors are bright and clean. Shows good fruit, with depth and harmony. Drink now through 2020.
12 Diverse Spanish Whites
November 11, 2016