The vines come from many different plots, planted in sandy, granitic soils close to the Atlantic (in places 25m away). One of the very few albariño in the region to be made via natural, indigenous yeasts. There is acidity and freshness and this wine mixes a delicious mineral vibration with a dense core of fruit with a marked salinity on the finish. This takes albariño to the next level and proves it can be a serious wine rather than just the "holiday favourite".
Notes on the producer
Xurxo Alba’s family has been farming and making Albariño in Rïas Baixas O Salnés region, near the Atlantic Ocean, for generations (Alba+mar). It wasn’t until Xurxo finished his oenology studies that the Alba family started bottling and commercializing their wines in 2006. The Alba family owns 2.5 hectares, and sources approximately 10 hectares throughout the region.
Albamar is one of only a handful (2%!) of domaines in the region using natural yeasts for their fermentation, which has a dramatic impact on both the aromatics and flavour of albariño, giving the wines much more depth, complexity and interest.