10/02/2012

Lusco 2010


Producer: Pazos de Lusco
Wine Name: Lusco
Type: White
Wine Region/ Appellation Rías Baixas
Vintage: 2010
Grape varieties: 100% Albariño
Alcohol: 13%
Guide Price: 15 €


Our rating: ++++ (4)



About the area

Pazos de Lusco wines come from the Condado de Tea area.

See previous post about Rias Baixas

About the wine

Most of the vines were planted around the Pazo Piñeiro in the 1970s, although the property's first single estate wine was only made in 1996, when the exceptional terroir in there was fully identified.

The property has yields of 4,500 Kg per hectare. Granite deep soils, with a light acidity and excellent drainage.

Grapes are taken to the winery and selected bunch by bunch on a sorting table. After a short maceration, comes a light crush. Fermentation at controlled temperatures takes place in stainless steel tanks. Ageing takes place on its lees for six months. Then follows cold stabilization and pour off.

Tasting

Light yellow and green reflections. Refined nose, blending notes of green apple and ripe citrus fruits, mild spices and flowers. Fresh on the palate, vibrant. Fruit is focused and crunchy. Closes with elegant bitterness.

An honest albariño that will be perfect companion for tuna or white meat with creamy sauce.


2 comments:

  1. A wine to include in my wish list. The tasting note seems quite attractive. Looking forward to taste it.
    Regards
    Vicente

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  2. I've tasted this wine in Cambados, in the Festa del Albariño last year. 2010 Vintage.
    Must say that tasted it just between Santiago Roma 2010 and Castrocelta Selección 2009, not the better place for a wine like this.
    No a bad wine, but honestly, not an impressive one. For me, just another one.
    Regards,

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