To celebrate Rias Baixas Week, in association with TheTaste.ie, we are offering a 3 Course Dinner for 2 people with a bottle of Albarino for just €75. Available from 26th September until 2nd October Irish wine lovers can celebrate Rias Baixas Week and enjoy Albarino, the region’s aromatic, crisp and versatile white wine.
Our Albarino is the delicious and fresh Lagar de Cervera – powerful and buttery in the mouth, with a pleasant sensation of freshness, this is a complex and well balanced wine.
2015 was a particularly warm and dry year in Rías Baixas. Budbreak began two weeks earlier than normal in this area. During flowering, conditions were ideal for grape setting. The summer proved particularly sunny, without rain except in August. Fortunately, the rain stopped sufficiently in advance to be able to pick the top-quality grapes in perfect condition.
Winemaking and ageing
After manual harvesting, the grapes were placed in 20 kg tubs and taken in refrigerated transport to the winery. The best clusters coming out of the sorting table were destemmed and the grapes macerated for 10 hours. They were then gently pressed at 10 °C in an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation. After decanting, the clean must underwent alcoholic fermentation with the temperature kept at 15 °C. Due to the characteristics of this harvest, 25% of tanks underwent malolactic fermentation. After the first racking and until bottling, the wine was kept in contact with fine lees, with periodic stirring to achieve greater density and complexity.
Lagar de Cervera is also available all week from our friends in the Celtic Whiskey Shop.
For reservations or more information call (01) 8146777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org