Leiras Albariño

Albariño
Sommelier Wine Awards
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Leiras means "farm" in Galician and illustrates the vineyard of Leiras Albariño in the Valle do Salnes in Rias Baixas that gives us the most genuine characteristics of the Albariño variety.

Awards

vintage 2012
vintage 2011
vintage 2007
2014
Silver Medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition
It pairs to perfection with fish, seafood, aperitifs, rice and pasta dishes. Due to its structure it may also be served with white meats and cold meats.
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Straw yellow with lemon highlights.

Nose

Intense on the nose with notes of yellow flower (acacia), orange stick and a light note of fresh grass. Aromas also accompanied by citrus notes which give the wine a lot of freshness.

Palate

A balanced mouthfeel which is fresh, broad and silky on the palate with a long finish and a mineral touch that is typical of the Val do Salnés area. Prominent citrus notes in via retronasal.

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Varieties and Analysis

Albariño

Varietal

13%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O. Rias Baixas

D.O.

White wine

Product

Elaboration - Vinification

The grapes were picked manually in 20 kg boxes.

The grapes were picked manually in 20 kg boxes. Vinification started with destemming and pressing, followed by static fining and alcoholic fermentation at 16-18 °C. Subsequently, the wines began malolactic fermentation and were left for several months on lees before being bottled. This allows us to obtain much more complex wines with an unctuous mouthfeel yet maintaining their usual freshness.

Vineyard - Viticulture

Grape growing in Rías Baixas stands out for its Atlantic influence and for a training system known as ‘parra’.

Grape growing in Rías Baixas stands out for its Atlantic influence and for a training system known as ‘parra’. The vines grow up to a height of 180 m and then spread out horizontally. This ensures good ground sun exposure in the summer whilst the clusters remain in the shade, for proper ripening.
The grapes ripened very well thanks to warm, dry spring and summer weather. Lower temperatures in August slowed the pace of ripening, helping to maintain the typical acidity of Albariño. Suitable weather in September allowed the grapes to conclude their ripening with great aromatic intensity, balanced acidity and excellent quality.

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