Terra de Asorei Private Selection

  • Type of wine

    “Brut” quality sparkling albariño
  • Varieties

    100% albariño
  • Designation of origin

    Rías Baixas do Val do Salnés

16,00

Aged on its fine lees, this is a fat, full-bodied albariño with a palatable structure and a fruity aftertaste: a markedly varietal wine.

Wine Description

The special attributes of the 2018 harvest in the Salnés Valley allowed us to attain the complexity and the elegant balance of this wine, stemming from a very nice acidity, a good battonage work and 12 months of contact with its lees. After a resting period in the bottle, it was marketed in June 2020, 6,666 numbered bottles.

The Terra de Asorei Private Selection albariño epitomizes the combination of tradition and innovation that defines the fellowship of winemaking families that is our winery. The result is this delightful experience, full of organoleptic nuances.

This Private Selection of Terra de Asorei is patiently and devotedly cared for by Lino Domínguez, Vice Chairman of Adegas Terra de Asorei, and Sofía Vilanova, Head of Oenology and Winemaking.

Xosé Ramón “Roque” Durán, Chairman of Adegas Terra de Asorei, was the one to present to the Plenary Session of the Rías Baixas Regulatory Council the idea to create a new competition that would honour and foster the tradition of bottling albariño 12 months after production, a practice that allows its nuances to evolve throughout the years.

Tasting Note

  • The Appearance

    Deep straw yellow colour, with subtle golden hues

  • The Nose

    High-intensity. It shows notes of aromatic herbs, balsamy, ripe stone fruits (apricot and medlar), with echoes of its ageing on lees (subtle spongecake, marzipan and toasted aromas) and a salty aftertaste.

  • The Palate

    On the mouth, it is fresh, fat, mouth-coating, well-balanced and creamy, with ripe citrus fruit notes. It presents a mineral flavour and a long finish.

Awards

93Guía Peñín (Peñín Guide) 2020 (Spain)