Winery:

Bodegas LA VAL

Vintage:

2014

Winemaker:

Txema Ureta

Type of Wine:

White

Bottles Produced:

400,000

Region:

DO Rías Baixas - Condado do Tea

Composition:

100% Albariño

MSRP:

$17

Wine Ratings

87 Robert Parker
88 Wine Spectator

Description:

La Val 2014 is a selection of the best grapes in the estate's three vineyards, in the Condado de Tea sub-region. The harvest is done manually, and 70% of the grapes are macerated for six hours at a controlled temperature of 46 to 50°F and then pressed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steal tanks at controlled temperature for three weeks. 

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light, bright yellow. 

Nose: High-pitched citrus and orchard  fruit aromas show very good clarity and a hint of chalky minerality. 

On the Palate: Very dry, nervy and precise on the palate, offering zesty lemon pith and Anjou pear flavors that put on weight with aeration. Shows a hint of honeysuckle on the finish, which clings with strong tenacity and echoing mineral and floral notes.

Notes for Consumers

Optimal Serving Temperature:

12°F

Drink By:

01-01-2017

Pairing(s):

VEGETABLES, SEA FOOD, WHITE MEATS (POULTRY, RABBIT…)

Vineyards

Vineyard Size:

148 hectates

Soil Composition:

Taboexa estate: sandy and granitic soil, Arantei estate: clay and pebbles

Training Method:

Pergola

Elevation:

150

Exposure:

southwest

Winemaking & Aging

Fermentation:

in stainless steal vats at controlled temperature for 2-3 weeks

Maceration Technique:

cold soak maceration

Length of Maceration:

6 hours at 46-50 F

Malolactic Fermentation:

partial malolactic fermentacion

Ageing (sur Lie):

two months

Analytical Data

Alcohol:

12

pH Level:

3.5

Residual Sugar (g/l):

2.5

Acidity (g/l):

7.12

Dry Extract (g/l):

22