Zarate Balado Rias Baixas Albarino 2020

Zarate Balado Rias Baixas Albarino 2020
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Zarate Balado Rias Baixas Albarino 2020

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Review is on the 2018 vintage.
95 pts Wine Advocate
The 2018 Balado is quite closed and serious, reticent, not exuberant; on the contrary, it's austere but has an electric palate (it has one of the highest acidities), but it is not green, vertical but then comes back and explodes to a more expansive wine in the palate. This has to rank among the finest 2018s in the zone. According to Eulogio Pomares, it reached the balance between alcohol and acidity right from the grapes. I don't feel the 13.6% alcohol, and it has 8.2 grams of acidity, which is not really felt either. This should develop nicely in bottle. 2,660 bottles were filled in April 2019.

Balado is produced from two parcels of ungrafted vines, planted in the 1950s, in a south-facing, granite-walled vineyard (?????Balo????? in Gallego). Balado spends longer on the lees than Zarate, and the malo is usually blocked, but its familial resemblance is striking. In fact, Balado tastes like the ultimate extension of classic Albarino ????? more intense, more profound, more precise.
SKU

W20385

COUNTRY

Spain

REGION

Rias Baixas

TYPE

White

VINTAGE

2020

VOLUME

.750L