Zarate Albariño Rías Baixas "Balado" 2019

Albariño from Rías Baixas, Spain
JS 95
Item # 702980

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$49.95
750ml
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95 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried apricot and peach with some lemon and apple. It’s full-bodied with tangy acidity and an electric finish to the exotic and tropical-fruit flavors. Complex and serious as always. Drink or hold. (10/13/20)"

Importer notes: "Bodegas Zarate is a leader in biodynamic viticulture and one of the first adopters in Rías Baixas. Balado is produced from two parcels of ungrafted vines, planted in the 1950s, in a south-facing, granite-walled vineyard ('Balo' in Gallego). Balado spends longer on the lees than Zarate, and the malo is usually blocked, but its familial resemblance is striking. In fact, Balado tastes like the ultimate extension of classic Albariño – more intense, more profound, more precise."
95 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried apricot and peach with some lemon and apple. It’s full-bodied with tangy acidity and an electric finish to the exotic and tropical-fruit flavors. Complex and serious as always. Drink or hold. (10/13/20)"

Importer notes: "Bodegas Zarate is a leader in biodynamic viticulture and one of the first adopters in Rías Baixas. Balado is produced from two parcels of ungrafted vines, planted in the 1950s, in a south-facing, granite-walled vineyard ('Balo' in Gallego). Balado spends longer on the lees than Zarate, and the malo is usually blocked, but its familial resemblance is striking. In fact, Balado tastes like the ultimate extension of classic Albariño – more intense, more profound, more precise."
Product SKU 702980
Producer Zarate
Country Spain
Region Rías Baixas
Varietal Albariño
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
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