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Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor 2021

A Gastronomic Journey Through Time and Tradition

Ferratus presents a captivating innovation with its 2021 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor in the heart of Spain's revered Ribera del Duero appellation. This white wine is a testament to the winery's dedication to excellence and innovation, embodying the essence of a region known for its rich winemaking heritage.

Nestled amidst ancient vineyards, the Albillo Mayor grape, a rare white variety native to Ribera del Duero, is meticulously nurtured. With vines surpassing 40 years of age, Ferratus harnesses the unique terroir and age-old practices to craft a wine that speaks of place and passion. The manual harvest, precise pedicle maceration, and fermentation in French oak barrels underscore a commitment to tradition and quality, culminating in a limited production of ~550 cases per year.

Product Details:

  • Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • Varietal: 100% Albillo Mayor
  • ABV: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.7 gr/l
  • Production: Limited to 6,542 bottles
  • Harvest: Manual, with a nuanced approach to timing

This vintage reveals a pale straw-yellow hue, illuminating its clarity and brilliance. The bouquet is a symphony of fragrant white peach, honeyed white flowers, and aromatic herbs with a mineral backbone and a distinctive smoky, toasted finish. On the palate, Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor 2021 unfolds with complexity, unctuousness, and a silky texture, balanced by a friendly acidity that invites contemplation.

A Tribute to Craftsmanship and Legacy

Ferratus, under the stewardship of María Luisa Cuevas and the expert hand of oenologist Emmanuel Ivars, embodies a blend of modern innovation and traditional viticulture. With 20 hectares of vineyards and an emphasis on sustainable practices, Ferratus is a beacon of quality and environmental stewardship in the Ribera del Duero.

The Albillo Mayor, a grape of character yet delicate nuance, demands precision in harvest and vinification. Its potential, when realized, offers a wine of remarkable versatility and depth. The 2021 harvest, albeit smaller, shines with exceptional balance and integrated acidity, hinting at the aging potential of this exquisite variety.

A Celebratory Sip: Pairing and Enjoyment

Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor 2021 is a gastronomic delight, ready to elevate any meal. Its versatility shines alongside hummus, guacamole, and various vegetables, whether raw, sautéed, or grilled. It complements sushi, makis, and light, exotic dishes from across the globe. The wine pairs beautifully with raw or smoked fish, shellfish, and select pork sausages, enhancing the flavors of Swiss fondues and a range of cheeses.

Released in the summer of 2022, this vintage invites you to explore the depths of Ribera del Duero's white wine potential. Ferratus 'Blanco' Albillo Mayor 2021 is not just a wine; it's an experience, a journey through the senses that promises to enchant and inspire with every sip.


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