D.O. Valdepeñas / Viña Albali
Viña Albali Chardonnay
This wine was inspired by the clear starry night skies in La Mancha. Félix Solís wanted to create a wine that would capture the pleasure-loving, life-affirming spirit of Spanish people. He named it Albali after the brightest star in Aquarius. From limestone soils with a medium permeability that allows proper aeration. The vineyards are at 800m, the grapes are harvested at night preserving the fresh varietal aromas. It is fermented in oak French barrels, providing excellent balance between fruit and oak aromas.
Best served between 5 - 8 ºC.
Intense and bright yellow colour. Fruity, fresh nose, with hints of pineapple and melon, with soft notes of vanilla. Velvety, fruity, round and succulent on the palate. Long and lingering finish.
It perfectly accompanies baked fish, vegetables or rice dishes. Ideal to taste all kinds of cured cheeses.
The grapes are picked from vineyards with low yields. After racking off the coarse must, a percentage of the wine is finished fermenting in French oak barrels and remains for 4-6 weeks on its lees. Subsequently, the wine is blended in small-capacity tanks to keep it in suspension on its fine lees for at least 3 months.