Crushed & Cured
El Camarón Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2022
El Camaron captures the purity of Albariño, with citrus, minerality and saline notes throughout. The palate is light and fresh yet offers underlying depth and texture.
An emphasis on minimal intervention in the winemaking and movement of the must entirely by gravity. Grapes arrive at ground level, where they are sorted and gently pressed. The must is cooled, and left to macerate on the skins for a few hours. Stainless steel tanks located below ground level then receive the must; temperature controlled fermentation using indigenous yeasts lasts 4 weeks. The wine is then kept on lees for 2 weeks, with regular stirring to enhance the texture and aromatics. The wine is stabilised, with some vintages undergoing partial malolactic fermentation. Unfined, with a light filtration before bottling.
Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Variety: Albariño