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La Osa Polar Albariño

$29.00

3 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Rias Baixas, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Albariño

La Osa Polar Albariño shows a balance of coastal-influenced acidity and lush orchard and citrus fruits. The Albariño is hand-harvested and directly pressed to keep the freshness. Native fermentation takes place in stainless steel and then in February following harvest, after briefly resting on the fine lees, the wine is filtered. Before bottling this year’s wine is blended with 15% of the prior year’s Albariño. This blend is aged for one year in large foudre, then bottled.

Song: Salivate by Sir Chloe

Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Lemon, White Peach, Yellow Peach

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Electric (High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

None

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

T. Edward Wines

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About La Osa Polar Albariño

La Osa Polar Albariño shows a balance of coastal-influenced acidity and lush orchard and citrus fruits. The Albariño is hand-harvested and directly pressed to keep the freshness. Native fermentation takes place in stainless steel and then in February following harvest, after briefly resting on the fine lees, the wine is filtered. Before bottling this year’s wine is blended with 15% of the prior year’s Albariño. This blend is aged for one year in large foudre, then bottled.

About La Osa

Noelia de Paz spent the beginning of the century carousing amongst the family vineyards that her brothers planted in 1999, though her hometown region, DO Tierra de León, didn’t achieve DO status until 2007. It was there, during this time working in her family’s winery Bodegas Tampesta, that Noelia’s love and dedication for León’s native grape varieties, Albarín and Prieto Picudo, really flourished. She has since fallen hard and isn’t looking back on her quest to become the Queen of Albarín.

Realizing the scarcity of many profound or dynamic expressions of these unique varietals in the market, the very ambitious Noelia de Paz is finally realizing her independent LaOsa mission to work closely with the local farmers to produce small-production wines from her native DO Tierra de León. Today, Noelia, who refers to herself as LaOsa (the bear) carefully elaborates on some of Spain’s most harshly ignored varietals, Prieto Picudo (Tinto) and Albarín (Blanco), in the Municipal of Valdemimbre in the southwest of León, within the Province of Castilla y León.

Noelia has also spent many years collaborating with friends and mentors throughout her travels to produce various vinous gems from the vineyards of neighbors in DO’s in Bierzo and Rías Baixas.

Noelia preserves the authenticity of the land by respecting the work and the experience of the landowners from the generations proceeding her by sourcing fruit from farmers who use traditional vineyard practices and avoid mechanical intervention as much as possible. She then applies her prowess in the winery to reach full grape expression while maintaining the acidity, oak, and alcohol in balance, something not often achieved in León. Her dynamic presence is felt with every sip. ¡Viva LaOsa!