This Rías Baixas pioneer was founded in 1985 and has made its name over the past two decades for producing classically-styled, great quality Albariño. There are five sub-regions in Rías Baixas. Bodegas La Val are based in Condado do Tea - away from the coast and just over the Portuguese border.In 2003, a brand new winery was built in Arantei, overlooking the Miño river, equipped with the most modern winemaking equipment. Its vines are around thirty years old and they are grown on the Pergola system, as is typical in the region. This aids the ventilation of the grapes, protecting them from excess humidity and mositure that leads to rot. All fruit is hand-harvested.With over 90 hectares of vineyards across the region, La Val is one of the largest vineyard owners in Rías Baixas, and all its wines are produced from its own grapes. As a result, it is one of the most reliable sources of good quality, moderately-priced Albariño
Bodegas La Val Finca De Arantei Albarino 2020
The Albarino grapes for this wine are sourced from the single Arantei estate in Condado de Tea, Rias Baixas, Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. Arantei is a 35 hectare vineyard, around 22 years old, located in the old river bed – where pebbles are a main feature in this rich mineral soil.
Lifted and elegant with hints of citrus and peach on the nose. Minerality on the palate is balanced by stone fruit, lime and white spice – which persist through to the long crisp finish