BALADO 2021 by ZARATÉ

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Wine description

Aroma: The nose is very complex and expressive.
Notes of ripe white fruit (pears, apples...) and stone fruit (apricots) and hints of citrus and herbaceous nuances.
Colour: Intense pale yellow colour with darker golden reflections on its surface
Palate: The Balado 2021 is acidic and very juicy on the palate.
Overall result: An age-worthy white wine that will develop well over the next 5-10 years due to its high acidity
Match with ...smoked dishes, nuts, fish and seafood.
Alcohol: 12.9 vol.%

 

Terroir

Region: D.O. Rias Baixas
Vintage: 2021
Vines: Albariño
Soil: Granite and clay soil
Height: approx. 50 m above sea level
Climate: Oceanic, with temperate summers and mild winters.
Harvest: Manually

 

Vinification

Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in steel tanks and maturation on the lees for 3 months. The wine is then racked and remains on the fine lees for 6 months. Complete malolactic fermentation.
Aging: One year in granite tanks and one year in stainless steel tanks.

 

Awards

Robert Parker  95+/100

 

Criticism

The Balado from 2021 was fully malolactic and the grapes were less ripe than those from 2022, resulting in a wine with half a degree less alcohol, which it needed to balance the acidity. It is sharp and austere, vertical and very flavourful on the palate. It's a vintage that could be similar to 2013, a year with a lot of malic acidity, but the wine doesn't have a lactic character. It has a herbal note and very tasty, already complex flavours. I think it will age well.

BALADO 2021 by ZARATÉ

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