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Xión

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Xión
White wine Aged on its lees. 3 months on lees in stainless steel vats.
Variety: Albariño
Designation of Origin: D.O. Rías Baixas
Production area: Galicia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
White wine Aged on its lees. 3 months on lees in stainless steel vats.
Variety: Albariño
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Xión

Xión is a white wine produced by the winery Attis Bodegas y Viñedo in Dena, D.O.Rías Baixas.

 

Attis Bodegas y Viñedos is a family-run winery located in the centre of Val de Salnes, a small village located on the hillside of mount Penaguda, opposite the Arousa and Pontevedra estuaries.

Right next to the house where they made their first wines in a traditional way, they built this winery that is completely integrated in the surroundings. Here, they vinified their first vintage in 2012.

Attis Bodegas y Viñedos own and cultivate 5 hectares of vines divided into small plots located between 100 and 400 metres of altitude. The soils are loamy-sandy with a lot of stones, and the climate has an Atlantic influence, with mild temperatures, and high rainfall that is well distributed. In the summer, however, rain levels tend to decrease.

Their wines honestly respect and enhance the variety, gathering all its features like its acidity, its minerality and its fruitiness.

 

Xión is a wine made from Albariño, from vineyards of an average of 15 years, located on granitic soils with sandy-clay areas.

Grapes are manually harvested and placed in 15-kg boxes, with manual grape selection when they enter the winery. Once the grapes are destemmed and pressed, they go through a cold settling process. They ferment with local yeasts in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature that ranges between 12ºC and 15ºC. Once the alcoholic fermentation has finished, they rest with their fine lees for 3 months. Before being bottled, it is clarified and filtered.

 

Xión is a fresh, lingering and sweet wine. It stands out for its aromatic intensity with notes of ripe white fruit and citric hints.

Serve at 8ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Smoked salmon, Sushi, Tempura, Aperitif, Raw seafood

Tasting notes Xión

The 2017 vintage has been distinguished by the excellent health of the vineyard and the intense heat. Winter and spring were warmer than normal, accelerating the growth cycle 15 days and which was prolonged during summer, bringing forward the date of the harvest to the end of August. The growth cycle went smoothly, with good flowering and no notable pests. In summer, the drought worsened and in August they began to see symptoms of dehydration in the bunches. However, rains at the beginning of September restored the balance of the vineyard. The wines of this vintage are identified by having something more volume due to its warmth and great freshness. A vintage to enjoy young, or as it is the norm for great wines of the area, to save for a few years.

Ratings

  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Rías Baixas

2017 Excellent
2016 Excellent
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Very good
2012 Very good
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Good
2007 Excellent
2006 Excellent
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Good
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Very good
1996 Very good
1995 Very good
1994 Very good
1993 Good
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    17/09/18 Xión 2017 Had it previously in a restaurant
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    18/06/18 Xión 2017 Gorgeous Albariño that goes well with any meal
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    24/09/17 Xión 2016 same comments as for the Vina Alberdi
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Rías Baixas

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    Rías Baixas wines would not be where they are today without the native Albariño grape variety. Although red wines are also produced in Rías Baixas, practically 100% of Rías Baixas wines are white. Among them, the vast majority of them are made with the Albariño grape. As well as young wines, fresh and aromatic, the region also makes wines aged in the barrels, complex wines with great personalities. Albariño wines can either be single varieties, or be part of a blend with other characteristic grapes of the region: Treixadura, Loureira Blanca and Godello.

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    Imágenes y situación D.O. Rías Baixas

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    It is the third generation of a family with a long tradition in the production of wines. They base themselves on respect towards the vineyard, towards this local variety and towards the environment. An experience that shows in the wines, which are capable of expressing the honesty of this variety: a perfect acidity together with a subtle minerality.

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