Rias Baixas, Spain

Lagar de Costa is a family run winery where three generations of winemakers are dedicated to the care of Albariño vines. With 90% of the grapes coming from the Estate’s vineyards, some of the vines here are over 50 years old and are located in the parish of Castrello, in the enclave of Complejo Intermareal Umia-O Grove (Red Natura 2000), opposite the island of A Toxa. At Lagar de Costa, the vines grow near the coast, at an altitude of only 0-30 m above sea-level. The soil is composed of sandy loam, and therefore absorbs and drains water easily. The trained vine system suits the conditions of the region perfectly: high humidity, mild temperatures and lots of rain throughout the year. With direct control over all processes, the family works the vineyards, where grapes are selected by hand, and the winery, where state of the art technology for the production of wine makes possible the combination of tradition and modernity. Their final aim is always to obtain a wine that expresses its unique characteristics, and captures the essence of the unique maritime influence. Shelftalker  Winery Website  
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Medium lemon-green, bright, medium-high intensity, notes of white flowers, balsamic, tropical (lychee) and stone fruits, lemon yogurt. Viscous palate with a candied and fresh fruit character, lactic, creamy finish.