LA VAL
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
SRP: $17
  • 87pts Robert Parker
  • 88pts Wine Spectator
Wine 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.
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 meters
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