Eidosela Arbastrum Albarino 2015

The national white grape of Spain! Adored for its dry fruitiness, refreshing acidity and slightly saline character.

Spain, (Other)


While the ‘estate’ wine is a straight varietal Albariño, Eidosela’s best wine is ‘Arbastrum’ a sub-regional blend of Albariño with Loureiro 10% and Treixadura 20%. Inland from the coast, Albariño softens, and the mineral linearity of Treixadura and the lemon-bay tang of Loureiro make for a perfectly balanced blend with the applejasmin of Albariño. The nose has the mineral+stone-fruit, pear and apple trademarks of Albariño, but in a restrained, savoury register – finer, lighter and tighter due to the influence of the other varieties. The palate is pear, nectarine, cut pineapple and feijoa twitched up with green olive and sour herb; all the lines are clean and snappy with a strong steely mineral thread and a nice mineral-bitter tang walking it out at the end. Selection and blending is done at the crusher.