Boal de Arousa Albariño 2017Regular price $13.99
In the sub-appellation of Rias Baixas named Barbanza e Iria, situated on the Atlantic coast, 15 meters above the ocean, north of Pontevedra, lies the small, family estate of Boal de Arousa. The wine produced here is entirely from a single, historic parcel called ‘Viña de Louro’. Chosen for its features – such as soil, which is decomposing granite mixed with quartz and clay, and orientation – the vineyard was active for centuries until the phylloxera attack at the end of the 19th Century. In 1985, it was revitalized and re-planted by Anselmo Tarrío and Pura Lamas. The grapes are entirely hand-harvested, vinified in tank and left at least 7 months on the fine lies. Clean, easy sipping, with some stone fruits and really well balanced minerality and acidity that is really subdued. Have with creamy goat-cheese sandwiches and piquillo peppers.