Pazo Cilleiro Albariño 2015
In the 11th century, a group of French monks travelled from Cluny in Burgundy and resettled in the majestic Rias Baixas, Spain. They planted and began cultivating grapes around the monastery where they lived. Over 1,000 years later, wine continues to be made in this area from selected small vineyards around the winery in Salnés Valley – the heart of the Rías Baixas appellation in Galicia, Spain. Rías Baixas is renowned for its Albariño wines, but unlike many other Rías Baixas wines, Pazo Cilleiro does not undergo malolactic fermentation. Therefore, the wine keeps its acidity, yet is balanced by the concentrated fruit for a complex, sophisticated white wine with great mouthfeel and better ageing potential.