2021 Lagar de Pintos "3000 Cepas" Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain

Intense yellow in color with golden reflections. Complex aromas of ripe fruit, anise and white flowers integrated well with the oak. On the palate, it is powerful and voluminous, with elegant mineral notes and tertiary aromas from the well-integrated oak. Excellent lees texture is wrapped in the freshness typical of the variety.


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The '3000 Cepas' (3,000 vines) cuvée is made from a manual selection of the estate’s oldest vines—many ungrafted—all over 60 years old. After a gentle settling process, fermentation takes place in oak barrels, with weekly batonnage. The wine is aged for 12 months on its lees in the same barrel, without malolactic fermentation. The wine is then bottled and rests another year before release. Only 4,000 bottles are produced of this wine. These old vines’ concentrated flavors, along with the intense acidity due to the lack of malolactic fermentation, produce an intense wine that can age for decades, but has the complexity and varietal expression to drink now.


Lagar de Pintos is a family estate currently run by its 4th generation, winemaker Marta Castro-Pintos. The family home and winery are in a traditional Galician pazo, or manor house, in the Val do Salnés town of Ribadumia. The estate was originally a farmstead for raising sheep and cows, and in the 1950's the family planted grapevines. Marta’s father, Pepe Pintos, modernized the estate in the 1980's during the local revival of the Albariño grape variety. In the 2000’s, Marta converted all the vineyards to organic farming, and has been a pioneer on this front in Rías Baixas ever since. All four generations at the Lagar de Pintos winery have shared a single philosophy regarding their work: respect and commitment to the land. According to Marta, the essence and identity of Lagar de Pinto lies in its vineyards, which are treated with respect. The whole winery team strives for excellence, committed to maintaining a healthy, organic growing environment that can be highlighted by modern production processes such as strict grape selection at harvest.


Grape(s) Albariño
Farming Organic