The second vintage of the village white, the 2018 Valautín Albillo had a slightly longer élevage—12 months instead of eight—in the fermentation vessels with the lees that were not stirred. 2018 is a very different year from 2017, much cooler and wetter. The aromatic profile is completely different from the 2018, and I would say it’s also completely different from the majority of Albillo wines. The day I tasted it, the wine had incredible aromatics, to the point that it made me think of a Savagnin from Kenjiro Kagami in Jura or the Coteaux Champenois white from Emmanuel Lassaigne! The palate combines volume and the voluptuous character of the grape with length and freshness. It’s really delicious, full of character and very affordable. 4,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020. 93 Points – Luis Gutiérrez, April 2020 Week 4, The Wine Advocate.
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