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Lagar de Besada

Baladiña Albariño 2018

Albariño is a native grape derived from the coastal vineyards of Rias Baixas in Galicia – an area in the northwest corner of Spain that prides itself for its hilly land wit... Read more

COUNTRY:

SPAIN

REGION:

RIAS BAIXAS

WINERY:

Lagar de Besada

ALCOHOL:

12.5%

BOTTLE:

750ML

Description

Albariño is a native grape derived from the coastal vineyards of Rias Baixas in Galicia – an area in the northwest corner of Spain that prides itself for its hilly land with a moist climate where the world’s most exceptional and purest Albariño grapes thrive. Albariño is one of the few Spanish white grape varieties produced as a varietal wine on its own and has an official label from the Consejo Regulador ensuring the highest quality standards. Baladiña is a zesty, elegant, crisp, dry and aromatic Albariño wine with soft and refreshing characteristics of citrus and peach.Due to its low yield, difficulty to cultivate and extreme delicacy, Baladiña is an exceptional wine that boasts an understated complexity balanced with subtle earthy notes. High average rainfall and cool climate help retain crisp and mouth-watering acidity in Baladiña’s grapes – vital for the distinctive style, intense flavor, and pleasant floral aromas. With a view of the Atlantic Ocean waters, Baladiña’s vines are enriched by a cool, damp micro-climate unique to this hilly, coastal region. These conditions give Baladiña’s grapes a crisp and mouth-watering flavor and acidity, vital for the distinctive and perfected style of Baladiña. Baladiña can enhance any occasion and any type of cuisine, whether it be as a refreshing day time wine, as an aperitif, at sunset or paired with a meal. Given its bold acidity, citrus flavor, and crisp minerality, Baladiña is a versatile wine that pairs with a wide range of dishes from various continents and stands up to a diverse international fare of globally-inspired cuisines.

PAIRINGS

THE WINERY

Lagar de Besada

Lagar de Besada is a boutique family-run winery, owned and operated by a husband and wife duo who met at winemaking school and are both accomplished winemakers contributing to the production of these beautifulwines. Lagar de Besada is located in the Rias Baixas region of Spain, in Galicia - an area in the northwest corner of Spain that prides itself for the world’s most exceptional and purest Albariño grapes.

The vineyard is nestled 3,000 feet above sea level, one of the highest elevation points across all Spanish wine regions. Also unique, the climate in the area is one of great extremity, with hot summers, cold winters, and low rainfall. The vines at Lagar de Besada have built a tolerance to be able to withstand the most difficult conditions, leading to consistently complex and balanced wines. Another attribute of this uniquely picturesque vineyard, the grapevines are meticulously woven around concrete arches that were built in rows above the ground - this is to preserve and protect the vineyards from any possible bacteria or over-soaking of the vines due to frequent rainfall.