Albariño, Lagar Da Costa

Type: White Wine
Style: Crisp & Fresh
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Albarino
ABV: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Wine Notes
Flavours Elderflower, Grape, Lemon
About the wine

An Albariño with a twist! You don’t have to be a natural wine fan to appreciate this compelling wine. Apricot, orange, cooked apple and herbs, this orange wine is super fresh with salty, mineral characteristics, typical of wines from this climate. From Rías Baixas in Northern Spain, an area renowned for wines made from Spanish native grape Albariño, there is no place in the world more suited to the production of this unique variety.

Lagar da Costa is located on the Galician coast, their vineyards just meters from the sea in Viña Becerreira. This small production winery is run and managed by brother and sister team Manuel and Sonia Costa. Winemaker Sonia loves to experiment and is always trialling new ideas within the winery. Her latest release Lagar de Costa Rego do Sol is a product of just that, their first ever natural wine. Made from 100% Albariño, the juice spends 15-20 days in contact the skins, in order to extract maximum flavour and give texture to the wine. During this time it spontaneously ferments using wild yeasts. When fermentation is over the wine is aged on the lees for 3 months in stainless steel, before bottling for 3 months and then released. The wine is left unfiltered, unfined and sulphite free. Only 800 bottles were made.

About the wine

An absolute pleasure to drink, this is a wine that keeps on giving, developing with time as it opens in the glass. Super food friendly, it's particularly great with tapas as its versatility lends itself to multiple flavour combinations. In particular, though, seafood works beautifully, in compliment to it’s saline, maritime characteristics. If you have not tried natural wine before then I suggest you start here, this natural Albariño has all the complexity of character but remains very clean, fresh and approachable.