Fulcro Albariño O Equilibrio 2022

28 February 2024

Chicho Moldes is producing top-drawer Albariño out of his tiny cellar in the central Rias Baixas appellation, Salnes. Cast away everything you thought you knew about this popular Spanish variety and consider Fulcro’s wines as vibrant, dazzling vehicles of site and soils.

With minute attention to detail, his wines are tense and low yielding, raised in neutral barrels and bottled to combine electric, Atlantic freshness with the feel of a truly fine white. We tasted a bottle of the new Equilibrio vintage this week and loved it. This salty-complex expression is sure to thrill white wine drinkers of all inclinations. It has also proven to age beautifully over ten years.

The 2022 O Equilibrio had only been in bottle for one month or so when I tasted it, and it felt a little shy and closed, obviously young and undeveloped. They are slowly getting more vineyards, always keeping the south-facing vineyards from the slate soils (a little more from Arras this year), all from very small plots. Fermentation and aging were the same, all in used oak. It feels like a very complete wine, with great balance, a moderate 13% alcohol and still with over eight grams of acidity (the wines don't go through malolactic). It slowly opens up in the glass, revealing incipient complexity. The palate is super tasty and incredibly balanced, seamless, integrated, harmonious and with purity. Like the name says. Superb! They produced around 10,000 bottles of this wine. It was bottled in August 2023. – 96pts, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate.

Read our tasting note for the wine by clicking below and enjoy our special offer of free delivery to mainland UK for orders over £200.

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