Bodegas Vionta You & Me Albarino 2019 Rias Baixas
Vionta is named after an island off Spain's Atlantic coast, and is a quintessential representation of Albariño from Rías Baixas. The estate is in Vilanova de Arousa in the Salnés Valley, the most northern and so coolest subzone of Rías Baixas. Now part of the Ferrer Family Vineyards under ownership of Freixenet, their expertise and winemaker Adolfo Heredia's skill ensures this is a briliantly made example. The slow, cool fermentation process keeps the wine fresh and crisp, while ageing on its yeast lees for a minimum of 6 months helps create a fuller-bodied and complex wine.
The DO Rías Baixas is widely regarded as the finest white wine region of Spain. Located above Portugal, the region features deep, wide inlets of sea water called “rías” that run inland from the Atlantic, creating a mild, rainy maritime climate. Here the Albarino grape excels, which is most similar to Viognier in style but with a fresher zesty balance to the ripe peach flavours.