This is the new vintage of Lagar da Condesa, produced by the Lagar da Condesa winery, a branch of Gil Family Estates.
A single varietal Spanish white wine made from Albariño in the region of Val de Salnés, located at the heart of Rías Baixas, the vines grow in soils composed of sand and granite which have a very good water drainage, a crucial feature considering the abundance of rainfall in that Galician region.
Harvested and transported in little boxes, the grapes were selected, destemmed and cold-soaked before being crushed. Then the wine juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks and into 500-litre and 600-litre oak barrels where it was fermented at a controlled temperature.
Finally, Lagar da Condesa 2016 was aged for 4 months with its lees to enhance its creaminess and roundness.
Drink now until 2022.
The wine Lagar da Condesa has a clean, bright, pale golden colour with grey tinges.
Straightforward and well-defined, this Albariño smells of apples, pears and delicate lemony touches. On the background of this wine from Rías Baixas by the Gil Family, there are hints of fennel, honey and ripe tropical fruit over a mineral background.
Fresh and savoury, this white wine from Galicia has volume and freshness. Acidity of this wine by Lagar da Condesa is great, as is usually the case with Albariño wines. Long finish with notes of bitter aromatic herbs and rosy pomelo.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh and utterly Atlantic, Lagar da Condesa 2016 proves again that the Gil Family has a keen eye for the best Spanish terroirs.
Lagar da Condesa 2015:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.
Lagar da Condesa 2014:
Lagar da Condesa 2013:
First vintage. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pickles, Roasted fish, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Lively and Fresh, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Fruity and crisp, yummy as hell.
The name Juan Gil is a promise of quality. He rarely disappoints. This Albariño is a treat. Suave and sexy.