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Bodegas Rectoral do Umia Calazul Albarino 2017

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Winemaker Notes

Made exclusively from Albariño grapes. Lemon yellow with golden reflections, clear and bright. Intense nose, with hints of stone fruit and apple, finishing mineral notes. On the palate it reveals a well-integrated acidity, giving a harmonious whole, freshness without edges, leaving a pleasant lingering palate.

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James Suckling

I love the vibrant fresh-pineapple character on the nose, but there are also notes of peaches and citrus fruit. Great balance of fruit and crisp acidity on the palate and good length, too. With more complexity this would rate even higher. Drink now or in 2019.

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Bodegas Rectoral do Umia, Spain
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The winery Rectoral do Umia is located in the Salnés Valley where the Albariño grapes have their maximum quality. This new winery (founded in 2009) was created according to the spirit of the company; making high quality wines in a modern winery with the latest techniques and following strict parameters that guarantee constant quality all throughout the year.
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Named after the rías, or estuarine inlets, that flow as far as 20 miles inland, Rías Baixas is an Atlantic coastal region with a cool and wet maritime climate. The entire region claims soil based on granite bedrock, but the inlets create five subregions of slightly different growing environments for its prized white grape, Albariño.

Val do Salnés on the west coast is said to be the birthplace of Albariño; it is the coolest and wettest of all of the regions. Having been named as the original subregion, today it has the most area under vine and largest number of wineries.

Ribeira do Ulla in the north and inland along the Ulla River is the newest to be included. It is actually the birthplace of the Padrón pepper!

Soutomaior is the smallest region and is tucked up in the hills at the end of the inlet called Ria de Vigo. Its soils are light and sandy over granite.

O Rosal and Condado do Tea are the farthest south in Rías Baixas and their vineyards actually cover the northern slopes of the Miño River, facing the Vinho Verde region in Portugal on its southern bank.

Albariño gives this region its fame and covers 90% of the area under vine. Caiño blanco, Treixadura and Loureira as well as occasionally Torrontés and Godello are permitted in small amounts in blends with Albariño. Red grapes are not very popular but Mencía, Espadeiro and Caiño Tinto are permitted and grown.

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Bright and aromatic with distinctive floral and fruity characteristics, Albariño has enjoyed a surge in popularity and an increase in plantings over the last couple of decades. Thick skins allow it to withstand the humid conditions of its homeland, Rías Baixas, Spain, free of malady, and produce a weighty but fresh white. Somm Secret—Albariño claims dual citizenship in Spain and Portugal. Under the name Alvarinho, it thrives in Portugal’s northwestern Vinho Verde region, which predictably, borders part of Spain’s Rías Baixas.

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