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2021 Albariño
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2021 Albariño
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Albariño
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Scheid
Harvest Date
November 12 - 16, 2021
pH
3.39
Aging
100% stainless steel, 3 months
Bottling Date
Feb 14, 2022
Alcohol %
12
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Originally thought to have been brought to the Iberian Peninsula during the 12th century by Cistercian monks, the name Alba-Riño means “from the Rhine.” Today Albariño is widely planted in the northwestern part of Spain in the region of Galicia, as well as in the Portuguese Vinho Verde region where it is known as Alvarinho. Foodies adore this most fashionable white grape variety, owing to its preternatural ability to pair with the salty and the spicy (think seafood tapas, ham, prosciutto, smoked salmon, Manchego cheese, capers and oysters). Pure and vibrant, our 2021 vintage has aromas of pear, citrus, green apple and quince with a lovely floral note. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness and varietal character, this medium-bodied aromatic white possesses mouthwatering crisp acidity and is a favorite in our tasting room.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Albariño
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Scheid
Harvest Date
November 12 - 16, 2021
pH
3.39
Aging
100% stainless steel, 3 months
Bottling Date
Feb 14, 2022
Alcohol %
12
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
Our half-acre of Albariño is planted on our namesake site, Scheid Vineyard. The Scheid, as it’s called, is located in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey and boasts one of the coolest and longest growing seasons in the state. In other words, a little slice of Albariño heaven, as the cool temps preserve the intense fruit flavors and natural acidity of this fruit.
Varietal Composition
100% Albariño
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and, upon arrival at the winery, whole-cluster pressed using a gentle membrane press. The juice was then cold settled before fermentation, allowing unnecessary solids to separate and sink to the bottom. This removal of excess pulp helps protect the yeast from being stressed and allows for a clean, happy fermentation. The juice was slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to retain the aromatic floral components and enhance the fruit esters. The result is a delightful balance of fruity forwardness, crisp acidity and a full, round palate. Here at the winery, our Albariño is one of the first things we reach for when we need a crisp and flavorful easy-to-pair white wine.
Cases Produced
400