Depende’s appeal is in being a fuller and softer, less astringent style of Albarino.
Manually harvested grapes come from a mix of young plots – giving freshness to the wine – sourced from the Salnés and El Condado sub-zones with the greater part coming from Salnés. The combination of grapes from such different sub-zones creates part of the personality of Depende. Grapes from El Condado have a lower acidity giving a rounded, balanced wine with moderate astringency and a certain softness.
Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 15ºC to preserve all the floral and tropical notes. The combination of yeasts selected by the oenologists increases the aroma and flavour complexity of these delicate wines.
Bodegas Vionta was one of the first wineries in Rías Baixas to introduce maceration on the lees. This adds to the wines a structural complexity and very special aromas.
Awards: Depende 2022
Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2023
88 points Recomended – Decanter, October 2023
A richly aromatic bouquet, highlighting fragrant lemon, tropical peach and pineapple. On the palate it is well structured and medium bodied; softly crisp on entry leading on to a harmony of citrus and ripe fruit rounded off by a mouth-watering finish.
“Floral and citrus with hints of buttered apple and smoky aromas. Tight, austere and firm with bitter lemon expression. Softened by honey, peaches in syrup and sweet spice. Very approachable.” Decanter.
Ideal with fish and shellfish; though with its low acidity, it is a particularly sociable wine, just to drink with friends.
About the Producer
Bodega Vionta is located in the “Valle del Salnés” sub-zone which accounts for approximately 65% of the total production of Rías Baixas.
Rías Baixas has 4,043ha of registered vineyards, of which, around 3,850 are planted with Albariño. Of these, 2,300 are distributed within the “Valle del Salnés”. These, in turn, are split between approximately 15,450 separate plots. This underlines the singularity of the smallholdings which go to make up the “Valle del Salnés”.
Winemaker Javier Aladro has more than 19 years of experience in the world of wine. He is a chemist and oenologist by training and grew up in a family linked to Sherry. After time spent in Ribero del Duero he is now dedicated to the Albariño grape.