Leirana Finca Genoveva 2018
£20.48 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The elegant, subtle and fine 2017 Leirana Finca Genoveva has to be one of the finest Albariño whites produced. This is vinified and aged in oak foudre, but there's no oak character whatsoever to be found here. It's clean, crystalline, pure and precise and especially subtle (a characteristic of the year?) with elegant notes of flowers, great freshness and very integrated acidity that makes you salivate. Even if the 2015 could be longer lived, this is just as good, with riper acidity, keeping the wine fresh but less edgy. 6,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2018.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Aged for 12 months in French oak foudres (large tun) on fine lees and without bâtonnage.