«««« Winestate Magazine 2020 Emerging & Alternative Varietals Wine Show Results
This wine was made entirely from fruit grown here at the Winery Block in Bowral, and is our second Albarino release. Albarino is traditionally grown in Spain and Portugal and tends to produce a clean and citrussy style with high natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. It’s refreshing, zesty flavours accompany seafood well. To add both aromatic and textural complexity, 40% was fermented on full lees in old French Oak.
On the nose there are nutty, malty, leesy aromas showing some old barrel ageing, together with lots of citrussy characters – ruby grapefruit, mandarin zest, orange.
The fully flavoured and very lively palate has crisp citrussy acid running alongside the mandarin, tangerine and grapefruit flavours. The lees ageing has added texture and volume resulting in an excellent summer wine. Drink now to 2026. Serve with fresh summer seafood and salads.