Valminor

Valminor was founded in 1997 by Carlos Gomez in Rías Baixas. With mineral rich soils, their vineyards are located on the border with Portugal overlooking the Duero River. Their a sole focus is on Albarino. Cristina Mantilla has been working as Valminor's winemaker since the very beginning. In 2013 The Wine Enthusiast nominated her as Winemaker of the Year.

Albarino

Pre-selection and albariño grape analysis from the vineyards. Selection table in the winery before destemming. Cold maceration (10ºC) during 6-8 hours. Static settling of the juice. Pressing. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel under an automatic temperature control. Stabilization of the wine, filtering through a tangential filter and bottling. Resting in the bottle for thirty days prior to distribution.

Reviews:

Light yellow. Fragrant, mineral-accented bouquet evokes citrus fruits, honeysuckle, green tea and ginger, plus a hint of pungent herbs. Racy and focused on the palate, with tangy citrus pith and mineral flavors joined by a deeper note of pear in the mid-palate. This nervy, focused albarino finishes with very good energy and lingering minerality."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 90 pts

Price: FL $144.00, 3cs $136, 5cs $128