Albariño, Vendimia Nocturna, Pago de Tharsys, Requena, 2020


You might be familiar with Albariño from Rías Baixas, but this expression of the variety is far more sumptuous. Hailing from Valencia, the warmer climate gives this grape emboldened flavours of white rose, custard and mango. Harvested at night to preserve the felicitous aromatics, the care taken with winemaking is most certainly reflected in the quality.


"I tasted this wine last year and wrote a somewhat muted note. Rupert told me that it needed more time to blossom and how right he was. Only 10990 bottles were made of this thrilling Albariño, and I venture that this is one of the most surprising Spanish whites of the year. Coming from the hills above Valencia, as opposed to Galicia in the country’s opposite corner, this is a bristlingly clean and vital wine. The Albariño grape’s trademark floral peachiness is strictly under control here. This zestiness and vitality perfectly tempers this grape’s exuberance and brings astonishing vitality to the whole. While it is beautifully refreshing and cleansing, there is plenty of depth and gravitas here, too, so this rare white performs elite aperitif duties while stepping up to complex dishes and gastronomic challenges with ease." - Matthew Jukes, April 2022

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Pago de Tharsys stands out for introducing an innovative and unique wine: Night Harvest (Vendimia Nocturna), from Albariño. Harvesting at night helps to retain the grape’s natural acidity.
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