Zarate, Albarino, Rias Baixas
About the Wine: Highly textural, mineral wine with a gravelly granitic mouth feel overlaid with apple florals and grapefruit zing. Aromatics and texturality are beautifully matched: pretty and direct jasmine, elderflower, granny smith, green citric zest, sherbety acidity, sandy minerals, a titch of lanolin creaminess and a delicate bitter herb crunch to finish. About the Producer: There were only thirty wineries in Galicia’s Rias Baixas when it officially attained appellation status in 1988, and almost all the wine they produced was consumed locally. With that being said, the Zarate estate was founded in 1709! Today, Eulogio Pomares is a 7th generation winemaker. He is a pioneer of organic winemaking practices in Galicia, Spain. Also, he has championed the rebirth of some of the region’s ancient reds such as Caino, Loureiro, and Espadeiro, two grapes that were nearly extinct from phylloxera. He is changing the dynamic that Albarino must be drunk young by producing wines that are made to last. Zarate is ranked amongst Spain’s greatest white wines.