Zarate Tras de Vina 2019
PRODUCER: Zarate is a family-owned estate located in Meaño, the heart of the Salnés Valley in the Rías Baixas appellation. Tras da Vina is made from a 0.6 hectare site of Albarino with Southern exposure, which was planted in 1970. This parcel is very productive as it has deep and rich granitic soil. Climate is Atlantic.
WINEMAKING: After hand-picking the grapes, fruit is destemmed and lightly pressed. Wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and rests on its fine lees for 30 months, with no battonage.
TASTING NOTE: Due to the extended lees aging, Tras da Vina is richer and creamier than the basic Zarate Albariño. It really expresses its terroir, with the minerally granite combining with a honeyed nose with hints of cheese rind. The wine has texture on the palate, whilst retaining the steely minerality that makes it able to age and still taste so lively.