Country: Spain Region: Rias Baixas
Vintage: 2021 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Lagar de Bouza
Galicia is a very individual region within Spain, with a language and culture all of its own. It is also home to what is arguably Spain's greatest white grape, Albariño, which grows on the traditional pergolas throughout the Rías Baixas area of Galicia.
Bouza do Rei is one of the best value wineries in Galicia. Working as a small cooperative, five local vineyard owners pool their resources to make Lagar de Bouza is fuller, rounder and uses more press wine to give fullness of flavour.
The vines are grown in vineyards, supported on granite posts made by hewers. This is done in order to separate the stocks from the ground, thus protecting them from humidity and excessive vegetation. Cultivation of the vines in vineyards also favours their exposure to the sun and facilitates wine harvesting tasks and maintenance.
Grapes are picked in the cool early morning and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the floral nuances of the grape variety. The winery has a policy of using minimal intervention to ensure the wine represents it's terroir and reflects a true sense of place.
Aromas of ripe citrus fruit crushed flowers and underlying minerality give way to a fresh, crisp palate of lemon zest, fresh lime, stone fruits and notes of flint soil.
Serve with seafood and shellfish!