Clear straw yellow color with green nuances. Fruityand floral aromas of apple, stone fruits, and apricot. Fresh with a touch of acidity to balance the structure and body.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Flowery aromas of peach, honeysuckle and vanilla give this wine its marching orders. A smooth, juicy palate is what makes Laxas one of Raas Baixas’s best wines. Citrus, apple and minerality combine effortlessly on the palate, and the finish is long, clean and oceanic. (Oct 2013)
Wine Spectator 90 points - This rich white delivers density and balance, with pear, melon and vanilla flavors, tempered by minerally and briny notes. Not showy, but has power and focus. Drink now through 2016. 40,000 cases made. From Spain. T.M.
(Dec 16 2013)
Perhaps the greatest Spanish white wine is the Albarino grown in the Rias Baixas district of Galicia (Celtic province in the northwest corner of the Iberian peninsula). The cool growing climate is perfect to produce an crisp white of great intensity. The Laxas Albarino stands out for its beautiful aromatics marrying citrus fruit and enticing hints of spring flowers. Medium-bodied, with concentrated fruit and mouth-cleansing crispness, this is a fabulous match for seafood, but it will also tame the spicy dishes found in Oriental and Latin cuisines.
|Fermentation: 18 days in small stainless steel tanks with
temperature control and natural yeast
Aging: Bottle: 2 months
Residual Sugar: 1.2 grams per liter
Alcohol: 12.5 %
|Bodegas As Laxas has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1862. Located in the Condado de Tea sub-section of the Rias Baixas region, the bodega is located on a hill just north of the Mino River. The vineyards are terraced with a southern exposure overlooking the Mino River. The original bodega was destroyed in a fire in 1960. The bodega was rebuilt shortly after the fire and has been continually updated over the past 40 years, allowing Bodegas As Laxas to remain on the cutting edge of wine technology.
Bodegas As Laxas was one of the first wineries to be awarded the status of D.O. Rias Baixas.