Quinta del Obispo
Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer have been blended to create a dry wine with a fine balance of fragrance and richness. Quinta del Obispo is one of the best vineyards in the area.
The Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer vines, with an average age of 15 years, are grown on gentle slopes at 780-900m above sea level. All the grapes are harvested by hand and pass quickly from the vineyards to winery. This process, performed daily in harvest season, ensures the freshness of the fruit and provides an ideal start to the winemaking process.
Fermentation of grapes last for 22 days in stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts from the bunches and a further one month on the lees adds complexity.
90% Chardonnay with 10% Gewurztraminer; a dry, complex wine with intense varietal aromas of green apple, ripe peach, fennel and exotic fruits.
About the Producer
Bodegas Vina Albares
Located in an area of exceptional beauty, on a ridge of sandy soil and south orientation, Quinta del Obispo (‘The Bishop’s Country House’) is one of the best vineyards in Albares de la Ribera near León.
The village’s origins date back to the ninth century with the establishment of the Monastery of St. Mary and St. Martin, and the estate sits on the ancient vineyards of Don Antolin Lopez, Archbishop of Tarragona in the early twentieth century, in whose honour the vineyard is now named.
With 20ha of vineyards planted in an average altitude of 700-900m. above sea level, Quinta del Obispo presents a portfolio of forward-looking wines planted to benefit from the specific climate and soils of the area.
In this land of great wine tradition the grapes are grown using time honoured procedures without ignoring the latest technological advances.