This Spanish white wine produced by Viñedos y Bodega Pardevalles is made from a virtually unknown and almost extinct native grape variety, now in the process of being recovered. The variety is called Albarín Blanco, and it is indigenous to Atlantic Spain.
Belonging to the Tierra de León DO, the vineyards of Pardevalles Albarín Blanco are located between 750 and 820 metres above sea level, in an area with a Continental climate. They grow in poor, rocky soils of alluvial origin.
Once in the cellar, the Albarín Blanco grapes were first cold macerated for 48 hours. Then they were pressed and drawn-off prior to being fermented in steel tanks at a temperature of 13ºC.
Drink Pardevalles Albarín Blanco 2017 over the next 3 years.
The wine Pardevalles Albarín Blanco has a straw yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
This expressive Albarín Blanco suggests fresh aromas of herbs and citrus, notes of white fruit and some earthy and mineral remembrances.
Lively and crisp, this white wine by Bodega Pardevalles is quite original. Good acidity, with some remembrances of herbs and citrus. Medium, smooth finish with a vegetal aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
The white wine Pardevalles Albarín Blanco 2017 offers a good oportunity to get acquainted with a little-known native grape. Pair it with rice dishes and fish recipes.
Pardevalles Albarín Blanco 2016:
Pardevalles Albarín blanco 2013:
Peñín 90. Enterwine 93.
|D.O.||Tierra de León|
|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||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Curred fish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Lively and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
I got acquainted with this varietal on a trip to León, in the north of Spain. I liked it so much that I ordered several bottles back home. Sort of dry and earthy. Quite interesting.