And that’s Albariño, Pazo Señorans Colección 2014

by  |  29-06-2018

Albariño, and to a greater extent, DO Rías Baixas has been one of the many success stories in Spanish wine. I’d warrant that if hard pressed to name a Spanish white grape, the one that most people would think of (if any) would be Albariño–although it needs to be noted it’s in Portugal as well under the similar name, Alvarinho. It’s become so established that it’s a pretty standard white wine to pop up on blind tasting exams as it can have a profile similar to some northern French grapes with its peachy notes but it’s that all-telling bitterness that always gives it away. That and in the best examples, there are saline notes given that Rías Baixas can have a good deal of Atlantic influence. Yeah yeah, I know, grapes don’t pick up environmental factors in their flavors notes but yet… they do. When looking for a “quintessential” example, […]
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