Serra da Estrela

Winery:

Adegas Valmiñor

Vintage:

2015

Winemaker:

Cristina Mantilla

Type of Wine:

White

Bottles Produced:

100

Region:

DO Rías Baixas - Rosal

Composition:

100 % Albariño

MSRP:

$15.99

Description:

Serra da Estrela is produced from a careful selection of Albariño grapes. The grapes are then de-stemmed and cold macerated for 6 to 8 hours. The juice is then pressed and fermented in a stainless steel under an automatic temperature control. 

To stabilize the wine is filtered through a tangential filter and bottling process. 

The wine rests in the bottle for at least 30 days before distribution.

Tasting Notes:

Straw yellow wine with green reflections and steely shades of great transparency. 

On the nose, hints of apricot, pear and ripe exotic fruits complemented by a lemon-lime vibrancy, all perfectly blended together with its subtle flowery scent. 

On the palate, there are vegetable notes and a fresh acidity complete with a persistent finish.

A wise craftsmanship and care in the vineyard have produced a surprisingly intense wine, with a strong aromatic richness. 

Notes for Consumers

Optimal Serving Temperature:

12°F

Pairing(s):

stewed vegetables

Vineyards

Vineyard Size:

17 hectares

Soil Composition:

Soil based on metamorphic schist rather than the typical granite of the area, and is planted on natural slopes

Training Method:

Trained on the wires

Elevation:

130

Exposure:

Total sun/year: 2450 Solar irradiation (average/Year): 12,2, humidity:75%, wind speed: 6,6 m/s , total rainfall: 560mm

Harvest Date:

14/09/2013

Winemaking & Aging

Fermentation:

Alcoholic fermenation 16ºC / 15 days

Maceration Technique:

Cold maceration

Length of Maceration:

8 hours

Malolactic Fermentation:

no

Ageing (sur Lie):

no

Analytical Data

Alcohol:

12

pH Level:

3.5

Residual Sugar (g/l):

1.6

Acidity (g/l):

5.9

Dry Extract (g/l):

22.2