An artisanal winery begun in the 1950s in Rías Baixas, northwest Spain, Bodega Don Olegario is a top producer of Albariño, the region’s 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 area’s 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.
This medium-bodied wine shows opulent, powerful aromas and flavors of citrus and flowers, with tropical notes.
Pairs well with fish and seafood, poultry and soft cheeses.