Don Olegario Albarino Rias Baixas 2014

An artisanal winery begun in the 1950s in Rias Baixas, northwest Spain, Bodega Don Olegario is a top producer of Albarino, the regions most famous grape variety. At 312 feet in elevation, the 12.4-acre single vineyard has 30-year-old pergola-trained vines in sandy and granite soils with good drainage and east and west exposures. Indigenous herbs are planted among the vines for favorable drainage in the areas wet conditions. Sustainable winegrowing is used, with organic compost; leaf and crop thinning are employed when necessary. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a cold maceration before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures. [+]