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Sketch Albariño, Bodegas y Viñedos Raul Perez 2018

Subregion Spain > Galicia > Rías Baixas
Grape VarietyAlbarino

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Sketch comes from the A Telleira vineyard from Forjas del Salnés and it used to be the same as A Telleira from Forjas, but that's not the case anymore. The wine is sold without appellation of origin, and for quite some time, it has been quite mysterious and sought after, as it's a wine they have used to experiment with underwater aging, in the sea, but those bottles have never been sold and are only drunk by themselves with friends, to see what happens and if the exchange increases the salinity of the wine (to which the answer is yes!). But the Sketch you buy in the shops has never been anywhere near seawater. Myths and legends abound... Anyway, it took them some time to master the fermentation and aging of Albariño in oak, as the obsession was to get the acidity to integrate and the palate to polish but without getting any oak aromas or flavors. The wine comes through as elegant and refined, with some peachy notes combined with the varietal, herbal and mineral notes. The palate is sleek, with extra freshness in this 2018, with a saline and faintly bitter finish. This is plain delicious. It fermented and matured in 750-liter oak barrels. Drink 2020-2026

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, June 2020
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