£13.10/ 0.75 L btl
Albariño Altos de Torona is a wonderful single-varietal example of the Rías Baixas flagship grape variety, produced with a careful process combining local winemaking traditions and modern technology. The grapes come from O Rosal, the southernmost of the five regions the appellation is divided into, an area deservedly renowned for the complexity, freshness and aromatic intensity of its wines. Sandy, granite soils located near both the Minho river and the Atlantic create wonderful fruit which slowly ripens during the long warm summer days in Galicia, while care and attention in the winemaking process bring out all its natural expressiveness.
What does this wine taste like?
After standing 6 months over fine lees in stainless steel deposits, the wine obtains a spectacular straw-yellow colour with green glints. Aromas of citrus fruit, apricots, and Reinette apples delight the nose alongside a subtle fragrance of sweet pastries thanks to the time spent with lees. An unctuous saline wine with a good body in the mouth, it displays a measured acidity compared to other Galician whites which leads up to a wonderfully elegant finish.
|Straw yellow / Greenish glints / Abundant tears|
|Fruit aromas / Apricot / Apple / Balsamic notes / Toasty notes / Ageing notes|
|Smooth / Intense / Unctuous / With volume / Saline / Good acidity|
Drinking and storing
A perfect wine for an aperitif or to accompany shellfish, seafood pasta dishes, mild cheeses, or hake casserole, for example. In fact, its complexity and balance make it an excellent choice to pair with a surprisingly wide variety of dishes.
Fish / Seafood / Seafood casseroles / Hake / Aperitifs
A top class Albarino wine.
We first saw this in a small wine shop in Santiago de Compestella and as it was recommended we purchased 3 bottles and bought them home in our car. When we tried it we loved it and fully understood why it had won gold at the International wine challenge. I searched for the wine on Google and found it on the Vinissimus website and had no hesitation in ordering 12 bottles. Dry zesty citrusy but with body.
Pure and elegant
A wonderful example of the ever popular albarino from Rias Baixas. Mid-weight palate with a wonderful pure and elegant feel to it - perfect with prawns, crab, salmon (cold or hot), turbot, brill etc or just on its own before or after a meal
I have tried a few Albarino wines some good ... some not so, but Altos de Torona is most definitely one of the good ones especially for one so young ..... It is most excellente value and most certainly on my repeat order list!
A superb Albarino.
We first tasted this wine in Santiago de Compestella in the Autumn of 2016 when it had won a gold medal in Brussels. We love it and so do many of our friends. Dry but well rounded with the unique taste of the Albarino grape.
Light and crisp with a hint of fruit
Wonderful wine for enjoying with seafood and fish. Best served slightly chilled, with friends, in the sun. Great value for money.
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||6 months|
|Soil||Sand / Granit|
|Surface area||90.00 hectares|
Bodega Altos de Torona
Founded in 2000, Altos de Torona is a young winery with a firm commitment to the biodiversity of its local environment, working to conserve nature and wildlife as a part of their winegrowing philosophy. The winery is located in Tomiño-O Rosal and enjoys the Rías Baixas micro-climate. They run the largest single-plot estate in the appellation with almost 100 hectares of vines on the hillsides of the Monte Galeno mountain. Similar to mountain wine growing techniques, their vines...