2019 Albariño, Home Ranch
Balanced between crisp citrus and floral fruit character, this Albariño imparts an airy bouquet of honeysuckle on the nose. Flavors of nectarine, lemon and granny smith apple are rounded out by soft pineapple. Its beachy minerality and light acidity hint at warm summer days. Mouthwateringly refreshing, it is best served ice cold.
The 2019 vintage was characterized by a moderate winter, wet spring and cool summer. These growing conditions yielded later harvest dates with excellent quality. Albariño grapes were hand harvested in the early morning and cool grapes were pressed whole cluster to tank for cold settling. Juice was then clean racked and fermented cold, with select yeast strains. Wine was racked to a portion stainless steel and carefully selected neutral oak barrels. Albariño aged, sur lie, for a short period before blending for an early spring bottling.
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