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Notas Frutales "La Trucha" Albarino 2022

Notas Frutales "La Trucha" Albarino 2022

Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

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  • Tasting Notes

    The La Trucha Albariño from Rias Baixas embodies the quintessence of this classic varietal, offering a sensory journey that tantalizes the palate with each sip. Opening with inviting aromas of apricot, peach, and pineapple, accented by a subtle salty mineral touch, it immediately captures the essence of the region's terroir. A delicate floral note adds depth to the bouquet, hinting at the wine's complexity.

    On the palate, this Albariño reveals its lively personality, boasting a refreshing acidity that dances on the taste buds. Its decent weight and texture, courtesy of a thoughtful aging process on fine lees, provide a delightful contrast to its zesty character. Grapefruit and lemon zest contribute to a vibrant acidity, ensuring a harmonious balance from start to finish. With its fresh, fruity demeanor and light yet satisfying profile, La Trucha Albariño is the perfect companion for seafood, fish, or as a refreshing aperitif, elevating any dining experience with its nuanced flavors and invigorating charm.

  • Story

    Notas Frutales, nestled in the picturesque Tea County within the esteemed D.O. Rias Baixas, is more than just a winery; it's a heartfelt ode to tradition and family legacy. The name "La Trucha," meaning "the trout," evokes cherished memories of winemaker and owner, Jose Alonso, casting lines with his father and grandfather along the serene waters of the Minho River during his childhood days. This nostalgic tribute permeates every aspect of Notas Frutales' philosophy, infusing each bottle of Albariño with a sense of heritage and reverence for the land.

    Situated in the easternmost reaches of Rias Baixas, where the Minho River gently meanders, Notas Frutales benefits from a unique microclimate shaped by its proximity to both the river and the Atlantic Ocean. Shielded from the full force of oceanic winds, yet still touched by a whisper of saline breeze, the vineyards thrive in this idyllic setting. Here, Jose, alongside his dedicated team comprising his wife Teresa and sister-in-law Elena, meticulously tends to 13 hectares of vineyards, ranging in altitude from 200 to 350 meters. The vines, with an average age of 25 years and some venerable specimens exceeding 50 years, are trellised to optimize aeration and sun exposure, ensuring the grapes achieve optimal ripeness while maintaining freshness and balance.

  • Somm Notes

    Rías Baixas, renowned for its white wine production, showcases a remarkable diversity of styles across its five sub-zones, each influenced by unique microclimates and terroirs. From the crisp, aromatic character of Val do Salnés to the softer, peachier tones of O Rosal and the earthier notes of Condado do Tea, the wines exhibit a common thread of elegance, freshness, and vibrant fruitiness. Predominantly crafted from the Albariño grape, these wines boast flavors of white peach, apricot, melon, and pineapple, underscored by mineral nuances and balanced acidity.

    Innovative winemaking techniques further enhance the quality and complexity of Rías Baixas wines. Pre-fermentation maceration amplifies aromatic complexity, while fermenting with native yeasts accentuates the wine's terroir-driven characteristics. Barrel fermentation and aging lend texture and structure, while extended lees contact imbues the wines with added depth and freshness. With meticulous quality control overseen by the Consejo Regulador, Rías Baixas wines offer a true reflection of the region's rich viticultural heritage and unwavering commitment to excellence.

  • Region

    Nestled within the lush landscapes of Galicia in northwest Spain lies Rías Baixas, a region celebrated for its distinctive terroir, characterized by a harmonious interplay of climate, soil, and geography. Enveloped by ocean mists and influenced by the tempering breezes of the Atlantic, this coastal enclave, known as "Green Spain," offers a captivating tapestry of natural elements that shape its renowned wines.

    The rugged coastal landscape of Rías Baixas, punctuated by jagged inlets and shallow fjords known as "rias," provides a dramatic backdrop for viticulture. From the cool, damp shores of Val do Salnés to the sun-kissed terraces of O Rosal, each of the region's five distinct sub-regions bears witness to the unique imprint of its terroir. Granite and schist soils, enriched by the mineral-rich deposits of rivers and tributaries, imbue the land with a profound sense of character, lending depth and complexity to the wines produced here.

    The maritime climate of Rías Baixas, tempered by over 2,200 hours of sunshine annually, fosters the gradual ripening of the Albariño grape, the region's undisputed star. With its sleek, mineral-driven profile and vibrant acidity, Albariño thrives in this coastal enclave, producing wines of unparalleled finesse and elegance. From the river to the sea, Rías Baixas captures the essence of its terroir in every bottle, offering a sensory journey that speaks to the rich tapestry of its land and the timeless allure of its winemaking tradition.