Viña Almirante 2014 Pionero Maccerato
Region: Rías Baixas, North West Spain
Drinking Window: 2016-2018
Release Price: $18.00
Pale chartreuse color. High-pitched, mineral-accented lime and green apple on the nose, with hints of white flowers, cilantro and chalky minerals in the background. Silky and dry on the palate, offering tightly focused citrus fruit and fresh fig flavors that show a light, delicate touch. This fat-free, pure Albariño finishes with impressive clarity and mineral-driven persistence. It would be fantastic with sushi, sashimi or even a not-too-spicy Thai shellfish preparation. Josh Raynolds. Tasting Date: October 2015
By Vina Almirante
2014 Pionero Maccerato
Appellation of Origin (DO): RíasBaixas
Subzone: Val do Salnés
Wine: Rías Baixas
Grape: 100% Albariño
Cold Maceration 100%
Alcohol Content: 12.50% Vol.
Visual Stage: Clear, brilliant, intense straw colour with golden reflections.
Olfactory Stages: A nose that is surprisingly complex, strongly suggestive of the smell of ripe fruit (apricot, banana, apple) giving way to delicate floral tones and a subtle herbal background.
Tasting Stages: A flavoursome wine, which stands out for its full body and complexity. It has fruity overtones, while at the same time it is characterized by its finish and rounded quality. Through the retronasal passage, there is a balanced structure that makes it specially appetizing.
-Cultra Quente 2004, 2010 - 1st prize
-International Wine Competition of Andalucia 2006 - Silver medal
-Festa do Alabarino de Cambados - 2nd prize 2010.
-Guia de Vinos de Galcia - Gold medal 2012, 2013, 2014.
-“Gallaecia” Awards - Biggest Gold 2012 - 2013
-IWC Awards - Silver Medal 2013, Bronze 2014.
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