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CA' DEL SOLO ALBARIO 2007 CA' DEL SOLO ALBARIÑO 2007

This wine is made in Monterey County by the slightly eccentric Randall Grahm, who has led the charge in bringing Italian and Spanish varietites to Califronia. This wine is made from the Galician Albariño grape and offers all the lemon and lime zing one would expect.




Was £13.99 now £12.95!!!!



VINEYARD
Bonny Doon's vineyard in Soledad is located on the east side of the Salinas Valley at the base of Gabilan Mountain Range. The total planted area is 135 acres on a 160-acre parcel. It is the last area of cultivation one encounters moving east up the slope of the range. As such, it slopes modestly - 5-10% - particularly on the eastern third of the parcel. The majority of the land is composed of Chualar and Danville Sandy Clay Loam soil series - deep, well drained soils formed on alluvium fans of decomposed granite.

This area is regularly visited by morning fog. The climate is dry-as-a-bone to boot, seeing a bare 8" of rain per year. It is all in all a fairly low-vigour site which benefits markedly from progressive viticultural practices. Bonny Doon began farming this vineyard biodynamically in early 2004. The degree and vitality of microbial and other life has increased dramatically in the soil in the past three years.

GRAPE VARIETIES
80% Albariño, 17% Loureiro, 3% Treixadura

VINIFICATION
The grapes a picked and pressed as whole bunches and then the must undergoes a long slow and cool fermentation using wild yeasts.

The wine is then allowed to sit on its lees for a while before being bottled to maintain the fresh characteristics of the Albariño grape.

TASTING NOTE
This wine expresses a beautifully crystalline mineral aspect, great persistence on the palate, and a bracingly crisp, grapefruit, and lemon finish. It is the perfect aperitif and wildly successful with Asian food or shellfish, the traditional Galician accompaniment.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    12.5% (9.4 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 12.95

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