Zárate El Palomar 201475cl
Zárate el Palomar 2019
Description of Zárate El Palomar 2014
Zárate El Palomar 2014
TASTING NOTES OF Zárate El Palomar 2014:
- View: bright straw yellow.
- Nose: aromas of stone fruit (peach) and ripe fruit with toasty notes.
- Mouth: creamy, light, elegant, tasty and very long.
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas.
WINE PAIRING: rice, seafood and grilled fish, grilled and baked. Ideal as an aperitif.
TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
In the hands of the family Zárate His beginnings one of the oldest and most traditional cellars of Albariño from Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin. Located in a small, secluded valley farm Salnes took three generations of dedication to the care of the vines and the production of Albariño, keeping a past that becomes legitimate heirs of one of the oldest traditions. It is the respect that the family has held for the past and the legacy of its congeners, which makes this winery Salnes an intimate, unique and full of memories corner.More about the Winery
The only one wine that sees any oak here is the 2014 Albariño El Palomar. It is sourced from an ancient 0.36-hectare plot of ungrafted Albariño, which is believed to be the oldest vineyard in the whole of Rías Baixas. The granite soils are shallow and tend to produce low yields (44 hectoliters per hectare) that give way to straight, vertical and mineral wines. 2014 is no exception, and it was also produced following the same procedure as previous vintage, fermentation in a 2,200-liter oak vat that was already eight-years-old and therefore quite neutral. The vat allows for a slow oxygenation, even if the wine is kept in contact with the lees until after malolactic (another peculiarity of this wine). This wine is always 100% malolactic. In 2014 for the first time Eulogio Pomares did not use any sulphur until bottling. After the first racking the wine is kept in contact with the fine lees before bottling. This has a very different profile, a little wild, full of character, very flinty, with a smoky touch (but not from the oak, from the lees and the sensation when you hit a flint stone with an iron). The profile is very sharp, austere, electric and focused, long and vertical, closer to a wine from Mosel to a Burgundy. This is a step up with a more clear mineral profile. Some might not like it; I love it.View more
Reviews of Zárate El Palomar 2014
The colour of this 2019 seems darker than other vintages. Over all, the Zárate el Palomar reminded me of white flowers. This is what is called a fleshy wine.
And we serve it with lasagna.
I retained the colour, amber yellow. Fresh scents of white flowers, lemon and green apple. A Rias Baixas with a very good acidity.
Character, is the overall impression I get of this wine.