Vino de la Tierra de Castilla / 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 the Spanish people. He named it Albali after the brightest star in Aquarius.
Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC.
Like France’s Vins de Pays, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla is a Spanish geographic indicator for wines from the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha. This is a region at an altitude of 700m covered with limestone and argillaceous soils that endure scarce rain falls.
Pale yellow in colour with aromas of apple peach, fennel and tropical fruits. Soft on the palate with a fresh and sweet finish.
The perfect accoompaniment to pasta dishes, sea food and soft cheeses.
Its grapes are picked at their optimum ripeness level to obtain a well-balanced wine with just the right levels of sweetness and acidity. The wine undergoes a short period of cold maceration of around 6 hours. Fermentation takes place at 14-16ºC in stainless steel tanks for up to 12-15 days. It is followed by a short ageing period on lees to produce an elegant, fresh and fruity wine.
2018 Asia Wine Trophy: Viña Albali Chardonnay 2017