Atalier by Raul Perez Albarino A Cruz das Animas 2018 750ml
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Atalier by Raul Perez Albarino A Cruz das Animas 2018

Rias Baixas - Galicia - Spain

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Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
One white that is sold with appellation of origin Rias Baixas is the 2018 Atalier, which has clean and fresh aromas and flavors, with moderate alcohol and great acidity, with the freshness that comes through in these 2018s. Here, they combine stainless steel and oak. The signature is that the wines of this style don’t show any oak, but the oak helps to integrate the acidity, so the wines are velvety while keeping the freshness.

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Region: Galicia

The region of Galicia in northern Spain is an unusual place for viticulture, with its wet and windy weather and strong Atlantic influences. However, for several hundred years, Galicia was an important center of wine making, and an extremely important center of trade, bringing lots of money to the region which further boosted its reputation, along with the quality and quantity of its wines. However, the 19th century saw a devastating economic collapse in Galicia, and all over the region, vineyards were left to ruin, and wineries closed. Thankfully, the past few decades have seen the region undergo a renaissance, and traditional, quintessentially Galician wines are once more being produced from fine grape varietals native to the region, including the delicate and aromatic Albarino and Caino Blanca, which are often blended to produce characterful and unique wines.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.