D.O. - RÍAS BAIXAS - SPAIN
Region / Sub-Region: Spain, Rías Baixas, Salnés Valley.
Grapes: 100% Albariño, average age of the vineyards 30 years.
Soil: Granite sandy soils.
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic.
Venification: Skin contact, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast.
Aging: 6-month aging on lees in stainless steel tank with monthly
Residual sugar: Less than 2 g/l.
Nose: Candied citrus peel, apricots, white peaches, floral notes of
Taste: Fresh citrus, crisp apple, mineral notes, balanced acidity, structured long and lingering finish.
Color: Straw yellow, clean, and bright.
Gastronomy: Fresh fish and shellfish, rice dishes, roasted
vegetables, light game birds.
La Ola means “The Wave”.
Talking About the Wines:
-Washington Wine Blog, Feb '21 gave 91 points to 2018 La Ola. "“Salted nectarine and gooseberry tones mingle with crushed seashells on the nose. The palate is fresh and inviting with a beautiful texture. Layers of honeysuckle and melon combine with beeswax, salted Macadamia nut and ripe nectarine on the palate. Fantastic in its youth enjoy this outstanding effort over the next five years.”
-International Wine Review, Dec '20 gave 91 points to 2018 La Ola. “Gold tinged yellow straw. Aromas of bay leaf, dried stone fruit, and chamomile. Rich, almost creamy, on a savory palate with notes of dried stone fruit and a melange of dried herbs. Firm acidity kicks in on the finish. 100% Albariño given a 8-10 hour cold soak, then fermented with ambient yeasts in stainless steel; 6 months aging on lees with weekly battonage.”