Vinos Ambiz Alba
Region: Sierra de Gredos
Vinos Ambiz is the project of Fabio Bortolomei who grew up in Scotland to Italian parents before moving to Madrid 20 years ago. He works with a number of under-rated indigenous varieties including Dore, Malvar, Airen, Albillo and Chelva. He vinifies with a bare minimum of intervention in the winery using a mixture of amphora, stainless steel, plastic, oak and concrete, rarely producing more than a 1000 bottles of each cuvee.
Alba is one of our favourites from Fabio. Made from the rare Albillo variety, it's surprisingly fresh, bursting with orange blossom, preserved lemon and dried herb aromas. Soft, creamy and nutty on the palate with more ripe citrus and good acidity.