Grape info: A native of northwest Spain and northern Portugal (Alvarinho) making full bodied, structural wines often with a keen, saline acidity, alongside plenty of fruit and all manner of floral aromas. Increasingly popular, it has been transplanted as far afield as North America, Australia and in this case, Uruguay.
About: Over the last sixty years and three generations, Familia Traversa has established a reputation for producing high quality wines that positively reflect their environment. Founded by Carlos Domingo Traversa and his wife Maria Josefa Salort in 1937, Traversa’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provides cool breezes and a maritime climate that help to keep alcohol levels lower and develop bright, fruit-driven wines with great character and complexity.
Tasting note: Classic Albariño aromas predominate with herbal notes intertwined with stone fruits and citrus; textural and rounded on the palate with a little grip on the finish and rich, flavoursome fruit cut through with refreshing acidity.
Character: Peach, dried herbs, saline
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