BODEGAS ARRAYAN ALBILLO REAL

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Historically, Albillo contributed texture to the red wines of the Meseta – a role similar to that of Viognier in Côte Rôtie. A small plot is still cultivated at Vega Sicilia, but total plantings have decreased over the past few decades as growers turn to international varietals. A revival may be underway, and deservedly so, as winemakers take greater interest in resurrecting indigenous varietals. The grape has a high glycerol index which confers a smooth, almost waxy texture to the wines.
Tiny production (fewer than 2000 bottles) of an almost unknown grape from old vines. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Fresh and elegant with white fruit notes, citrus, herbaceous and floral components too. Medium to full-bodied with a slightly waxy texture and not-quite-there aromas of white peach, hay and fennel. Beautiful stuff!

Variety:
Albillo Real
Producer:
Bodegas Arrayan
Import Partner:
Bodegas Arrayan
Color:
White
Country:
Spain
Vintage:
2015

BODEGAS ARRAYAN ALBILLO REAL

BODEGAS ARRAYAN ALBILLO REAL Image

Historically, Albillo contributed texture to the red wines of the Meseta – a role similar to that of Viognier in Côte Rôtie. A small plot is still cultivated at Vega Sicilia, but total plantings have decreased over the past few decades as growers turn to international varietals. A revival may be underway, and deservedly so, as winemakers take greater interest in resurrecting indigenous varietals. The grape has a high glycerol index which confers a smooth, almost waxy texture to the wines.
Tiny production (fewer than 2000 bottles) of an almost unknown grape from old vines. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Fresh and elegant with white fruit notes, citrus, herbaceous and floral components too. Medium to full-bodied with a slightly waxy texture and not-quite-there aromas of white peach, hay and fennel. Beautiful stuff!