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Serra da Estrela Albarino 2011

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Under the D.O. Rias Baixas, Bodegas Couto is located in the Area of "Condado do Tea". This Area includes the right bank of the Miño River, from Salvaterra to the parish boundary Ourense. The Condado area has an Atlantic climate, as has the rest of the D.O. Rías Baixas area, it has high rainfall and a moderate temperature between a maximum of 30° and minimum 0°C. Freezing temperatures are only found during December and January. The main grape variety planted here is Albarino, producing wine of great aromatic quality and elegance. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Albarino Vinification: Grapes are hand selected prior to destemming. Cold temperature maceration (10°C) during 6-8 hours. Static settling of the juice. Pressing.Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with automatic temperature control. Stabilisation of the wine, filtering through a tangential filter and bottling. Resting in the bottle for 30 days prior to distribution. Tasting note: A pale yellow wine with green reflections and steely shades of great transparency. Care in the vineyard has produced this wines surprisingly intense, aromatic richness with hints of apricot and pear and ripe exotic fruits, complemented by a lemon-lime vibrancy, all perfectly blended together with is subtle flowery scent. In the mouth Serra da Estrela is ripe and fruity, elegant and long lasting. Serve: 10-12°C on its own or as a partner to fish, white meats and lightly spiced dishes. ABV: 12,5% Acidity: 6 R/S: 3,7g/l PH: 3,28

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External Reviews for Serra da Estrela Albarino

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2012

Albariño 2010 - #2 in Best Albarinos, Decanter/ “Good consistent wine with a combination of freshness and fruit. It has personality and expressiveness although a rather creamy finish. Enjoyable and easy to drink wine.” – Ferran Centelles (Sommelier) Lovely warm, ripe summer scents, hint of honey. Rich, mature fruit, well integrated, lovely complexity, richness, structure, long, golden, just the barest hint of austerity on the finish.” -- John Radford (Wine Writer) Smoky aromas, with fresh herbs, lemon conserve. Vivid beginning to the palate, with clean, steely freshness. Fruit develops, to show ripe supple character which softens effect of acidity,  stony minerality to finish.” -- Sarah Jane Evans, MW


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Albarino 2007 - Recommended, Bon Appetit/ A crisp, clean white with apricot flavors and mineral undertones. Hot Bottle.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Albarino 2007 - Everyday with Rachael Ray/ A delicious meal deserves the perfect wine. Floral; Match with meatloaf, turkey-and-stuffing pie, or chicken dumplings.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Albarino 2007 - Star Selection, Food & Wine/ The Rias Baixas region on Spain's northwest coast produces superb whites, mostly from the Albarino variety. The flavor of this minerally, bright bottling recalls fresh-cut grapefruit.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/14/2012

Albarino 2010 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Apple and honeyed aromas are round and ripe. The palate is chunky and easy, but with good acidity. Flavors revolve around apple and peach, while the finish is linear and direct. Ripe and solid wine from a good vintage for Albariño.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Under the D.O. Rías Baixas, Bodegas Couto is located in the Area of "Condado do Tea". This Area includes the right bank of the Miño River, from Salvaterra to the parish boundary Ourense. The Condado area has an Atlantic climate, as has the rest of the D.O. Rías Baixas area of Spain, it has high rainfall and a moderate temperature between a maximum of 30° and minimum 0°C. Freezing temperatures are only found during December and January. The main grape variety planted here is Albarino, producing wine of great aromatic quality and elegance. A well known favourite grape of the locals. Grapes : 100% Albarino Region : Spain / Galicia / Rias Baixas DO Notes: A pale yellow white wine with green reflections and steely shades of great transparency. Care in the vineyard has produced this wine´s surprisingly intense, aromatic richness with hints of apricot and pear and ripe exotic fruits, complemented by a lemon-lime vibrancy, all perfectly blended together with is subtle flowery scent. In the mouth Serra da Estrela is ripe and fruity, elegant and long lasting. Serve : 10-12°C on its own or as a partner to fish, white meats and lightly spiced dishes. ABV: 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Under the D.O. Rías Baixas, Bodegas Couto is located in the Area of "Condado do Tea". This Area includes the right bank of the Miño River, from Salvaterra to the parish boundary Ourense. The Condado area has an Atlantic climate, as has the rest of the D.O. Rías Baixas area, it has high rainfall and a moderate temperature between a maximum of 30° and minimum 0°C. Freezing temperatures are only found during December and January. The main grape variety planted here is Albarino, producing wine of great aromatic quality and elegance. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Albarino Vinification: Grapes are hand selected prior to destemming. Cold temperature maceration (10°C) during 6-8 hours. Static settling of the juice. Pressing.Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with automatic temperature control. Stabilisation of the wine, filtering through a tangential filter and bottling. Resting in the bottle for 30 days prior to distribution. Tasting note: A pale yellow wine with green reflections and steely shades of great transparency. Care in the vineyard has produced this wines surprisingly intense, aromatic richness with hints of apricot and pear and ripe exotic fruits, complemented by a lemon-lime vibrancy, all perfectly blended together with is subtle flowery scent. In the mouth Serra da Estrela is ripe and fruity, elegant and long lasting. Serve: 10-12°C on its own or as a partner to fish, white meats and lightly spiced dishes. ABV: 12,5% Acidity: 6 R/S: 3,7g/l PH: 3,28


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Under the D.O. Rias Baixas, Bodegas Couto is located in the Area of "Condado do Tea". This Area includes the right bank of the Miño River, from Salvaterra to the parish boundary Ourense. The Condado area has an Atlantic climate, as has the rest of the D.O. Rías Baixas area, it has high rainfall and a moderate temperature between a maximum of 30° and minimum 0°C. Freezing temperatures are only found during December and January. The main grape variety planted here is Albarino, producing wine of great aromatic quality and elegance. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Albarino Vinification: Grapes are hand selected prior to destemming. Cold temperature maceration (10°C) during 6-8 hours. Static settling of the juice. Pressing.Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with automatic temperature control. Stabilisation of the wine, filtering through a tangential filter and bottling. Resting in the bottle for 30 days prior to distribution. Tasting note: A pale yellow wine with green reflections and steely shades of great transparency. Care in the vineyard has produced this wines surprisingly intense, aromatic richness with hints of apricot and pear and ripe exotic fruits, complemented by a lemon-lime vibrancy, all perfectly blended together with is subtle flowery scent. In the mouth Serra da Estrela is ripe and fruity, elegant and long lasting. Serve: 10-12°C on its own or as a partner to fish, white meats and lightly spiced dishes. ABV: 12,5% Acidity: 6 R/S: 3,7g/l PH: 3,28

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