Albarino 2014

albarino 14Tasting Notes

A bright powerful fruity wine with lime, stonefruit and minerality. Albarino is Spain’s top white variety from Galicia region.

Wine Information

  • Winemakers: Tim Ovenden, Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Albarino

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 14
  • Bottling Date: 19 Aug 14
  • Release Date: January 15

Winemaker Notes

This wine was fermented in stainless steel under temperature control to produce a balanced fresh clean wine. Very minimal fining additions were made to this wine with no adjustments at any stage to acid and sugar levels.

 Viticulture Notes

Albarino was hand harvested in excellent condition from Hihi’s vineyard in Bond Road, Ormond.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Residual Sugar: 4.3
  • Total Acidity: 8.2
  • ph: 3.27

Cellaring

  • 2+ years

Awards

  • 5 stars: Dish magazine, #2 in tasting of Emerging Whites
  • Bronze: International Aromatics Wine Awards 2014
  • Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 14

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