The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Clunia, Albillo

Clunia’s Albillo is a white wine made with Albillo grapes; a rare and scarce indigenous grape variety currently being recovered by Clunia in its Bocigas vineyard. This is in the Spanish province of Burgos, near Ribera del Duero, in the Castilla-Leon, at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level.
At this altitude, the area’s extreme climate shapes the style of the wine, fresh and true to its varietal character. The high temperature drop from days to nights during the ripening period ensures that the process occurs slowly and develops ideal aromatic qualities for the variety.
Sandy, chalky soils with lots of clay help to generate concentration and varietal character.

The grapes are hand harvested, with no pressing involved, only the free run must is used in making the wine. This is then fermented in 500 L French oak barrels, remaining there for 5 months.

Clunia Albillo is a wine with fresh fruit aromas of apricot, pineapple and grapefruit with subtle floral and herbal hints. The fermentation and ageing period in the oak barrels add elegance and complexity to its unique bouquet. The palate is fresh and elegant on tasting, with ample fruit and a long, lingering fruity finish in the aftertaste.

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