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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar
Region: Rias Baixas, Spain
Style: Light & Crisp
Item no. 102765
"Eidos" are the backyard garden arbors constituting the traditional Albariño vineyard. Selected grapes from vines over 50 years are destemmed, crushed and macerated under temperature control for maximum aromatic extraction. Natural yeasts are encouraged for a prolonged fermentation, the wine bottled beginning in April following the vintage following extended contact with the fine lees. The great 2007 vintage produced a reduced quantity of richly textured and exotically intense Albariño, the salty sea breeze and granitic levels evident in a mouthwateringly mineral finish.
The 2007 Eidos de Padrinan is a light gold-colored Albarino with an alluring nose of spring flowers, honey, and lemon. Smooth-textured, it has plenty of ripe fruit, crisp, lively flavors, and excellent depth. Drink this lengthy effort over the next three years.
Light gold. Lemon, pear, jasmine and cinnamon on the nose. Dried apple and pear flavors are firmed by juicy acidity and gain flesh and sweetness with air. Chewy citrus pith and pear notes dominate the long, sappy finish of this light-bodied but nicely concentrated wine.