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Albillo Criollo

Matias i Torres

Albillo Criollo Bottle
Appellation
La Palma
Variety
Albillo Criollo
Age of Vines
30–50
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Sandy volcanic
Altitude
1200 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
8 months in tank on the lees

Overview

Albillo Criollo should not be confused with the various Albillos found in central Spain. In fact Albillo comes from Alba, or white. So the only thing that can be said for certain about this grape is that it is white, grown on its own rootstock in sandy volcanic soils at an elevation of 1200 meters above sea level near the northern tip of La Palma. The age of these vines ranges between 30–50 years old. Despite its uncertain origins, Albillo Criollo is perfectly adapted to the volcanic soils of La Palma producing a vertically mineral and profound wine.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2014 Albillo Criollo

Source: WA

91

2013 Albillo Criollo

Source: WA

Canary Islands, Spain
  • Location
    Canary Islands, Spain
  • Appellation
    La Palma
  • Proprietor
    Victoria Torres
  • Winemaker
    Victoria Torres
  • Size / Elevation
    7 hectares / 200-1300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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