|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Mouthwatering, terrifically mineral, finishing with bracing acidity | Smart Buy Summer White – only $15 Case Pricet|
|Why now?||Exclusive – Great Price|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WA | 90JS|
|What is it?||Rías Baixas Spanish White Wine|
|What’s in it?||Albariño | ABV 12.5%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2020+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Occasion||Oysters, Shellfish Appetizers, Summer Party|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes Free Shipping @ $16.99 | 12+ @ $14.99|
Lagar de la Santina Albarino 2017 | Mouthwatering, terrifically mineral
Lagar de la Santina Albarino 2017 presents bright lemon in color. Vibrant and fresh on the nose with aromas of fresh cut white peach, pineapple, white flowers and salty mineral. While racy acid awakens the palate bringing excitement and mouthwatering freshness. Yet crisp, dry, and delicious with peach, pineapple, and lemon peel. Drink now – 2020.
90JS | This white shows aromas of apples, white stone and a hint of gunpowder. In addition, full body, round texture, and a crispy finish. Drink Lagar de la Santina Albarino 2017 now. Screw cap.
Lagar de la Santina Albarino 2017 comes from the renowned importer, winemaker, and Loire native Christophe Chapillon. This is everything we love about the variety from the verdant slopes of northwest Spain. While delivering a traditional expression that’s balletic, crisp, fresh and massively over-delivers for the price tag
So one look around Rías Baixas in Spain’s Galicia, just north of Portugal, and it’s no mystery where Albariño gets its clean, bright, zesty flavors. The greenest part of Spain, it’s so lush with vegetal life and rolling emerald fields. Hence, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for Ireland’s Cork County.
Then factor in the ample rainfall—sometimes over 70 inches a year. And the cool influence of the Atlantic Ocean on the coast. Plus blankets of fog and mist, and you’ve got the recipe for one of Europe’s most refreshing whites. Everything conspires to lock scintillating acidity and saline minerality in the Albariño’s green, thin-skinned grape. Thus making it the summer wine sommeliers so often reach for when pairing with hyper-local seafood.
Lagar de la Santina | Christophe Chapillon
Lagar de la Santina Albarino 2017 is a private brand created by Christophe Chapillon, whose family has a winemaking legacy in the Loire Valley. Living in Aragon since 1986, he’s made Spain his adopted home and his acclaimed wines under the Chapillon label have met with rave reviews from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and James Suckling.
This bottling, drawing on fruit from across the five small sub-divisions of Rías Baixas, offers a complete profile of the magnificent region, showcasing everything from the granitic soils and cooler climes of Val do Salnés, offering up bright green apple aromatics, to the sunny warmth of Condado do Tea, lending luscious rounded texture and ripeness. At under-$15 a bottle, snap up as much as you can fit in your cellar—it will go fast.