Pedralonga Albariño 2020 · Buy it for £18.80 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.0%

The wine

Pedralonga is a special Albariño. It is a wine like those from bygone years, artisanal and authentic. The Alfonso family makes it following the same philosophy of their forebears, using traditional methods and biodynamic techniques, respecting natural rhythms. It is a wine made without any rush or dressing up, pure and well rested; they usually bottle it around July, when by then it is perfectly stabilised, and it gets released whilst a youngster, with plenty of life ahead of it, which shows the potential of this variety that has brought Galician whites well-deserved fame.

Pedralonga has a special characteristic too: it undergoes malolactic fermentation on its lees which reduces that sharp acidity, rather harsh at times, which we find in many Albariños. Nevertheless, it maintains its freshness, a breezy Atlantic saline freshness, yet differing in this too, without the iodine notes that characterise other whites made from this variety.

And a third important feature, Pedralonga is mineral. The granite soils leave their mark both in the glass and on the label. Notes of dry stone team up nicely with that marine freshness, along with aromas of ripe fruit on the sweetish side (lychees, green apples, fresh grapes) and a background of velvety sensations, like flower petals. The nose is lovely and pleasant, blemish free and also not excessive, not overly exuberant; it is simply and genuinely good.

Its colour is pale yellow in the glass, with the tears running down slowly. There is a glycerin feel and a fruit-forwardness, as it fills the mouth and sticks to the lips, interestingly revealing an underlay of crunchy popcorn. More of an interior than a coastal Albariño, all things considered, it is flavoursome and concludes with a clean finish, which makes it a good accompaniment to a wide range of culinary options, from shellfish and vegetables pan-fried to seafood rice dishes, right through to white meats, noodle paellas and fish soups. A wine you’ll want to carry on pouring until every last drop has gone.

What does this wine taste like?

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Lemony yellow / Greenish glints
Bouquet
Fruit aromas / Green apple / Grapefruit / Floral scents / Wild flowers / Lactic notes / Fennel
Mouth
Fresh / Croccante / Good entry / Pleasant / Full / Fleshy / Unctuous / Citrus notes / Herbaceous notes / Mineral notes / Varietal notes / Fresh grapes / Lactic notes / Long / Balanced

Drinking and storing

Serve between 10ºC and 12ºC

Food pairing

Grilled shellfish, Braised vegetables, Rice with fish, Noodle paella, White meats, Cordon bleu, Fish soups, Fish stew

Customer reviews

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The winery

Adega Pedralonga

Adega Pedralonga

The Francisco Alfonso family has been producing wine for generations using traditional methods based on norms that determine the lunar phases. In 1991, the winery reinvented itself and embarked upon a new venture which encompassed the modernisation of installations by introducing new technology and took onboard all the latest initiatives and innovations in viticulture. However, they never intended to forget what they had learned, how to make wines without chemical additives...

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