Albariño Genio Y Figura Bodegas Attis 2018
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The Galicia region sits on Spain`s estuary ridden north west Atlantic coast. This coastal region is wet, yet it is where the fashionable Albarino grape variety thrives on the granite soils. In the south, the Rias Baixas, which means `lower inlets`, supports vines trained high on pergolas in order to keep them well aired from the damp climate, producing fresh, elegant and aromatic wines. The Godello variety is most happy in the relatively warm valley of Valdeorras, crossed by the river Sil, which is located inland, on the eastern limit of Galicia. It represents a drier, less maritime influenced climate to that preferred by Albariño. Godello`s bunches are compact with smallish and yields are reltively low, which probably contributed to the variety`s near abandonment in the past.
Attis was founded in 2000 by the Farina family, they own 12.3 acres of vineyards planted with Albarino vines ranging from 5 to 40 years. Robustiano Farina provides years of experience to support his sons Baldomero and Robustiano Jr. in their management of the vineyard, winery and business operations. In 2011, they invested in a new, modern winery and hired Jean-Francois Hebrard for technical advice and ecological cultivation in the vineyards. These initiatives came to fruition with the 2012 vintage, encompassing all aspect of winemaking; spontaneous fermentation, ageing on the lees and a reduction in their use of sulphur.
This fantastic Albarino is a straw yellow in colour with a pronounced peachy nose. The palate is bursting full of ripe fruit flavours of apples, peach and nectarine with a fresh, citrus acidity and a subtle mineral charater on the finish.
Serve with shellfish such as crab, lobster or langoustine.