- Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas 2014 Product #30075 (In Stock)
A clean, sea breeze, Alabrino with tangy fruit - green melon, apricot, passionfruit and pink grapefruit - with accents of lime zest and green apple. The fruit is attractive, but the real story here is the zesty, salty, almost seltzery minerality that comes up in the mid-palate and flows across the mouthwatering, saline, finish. You'll love having a cold glass of this great value anytime, but it will shine with steamed shrimp, clams, or mussles, grilled sardines, or any dish that makes you think of the sea.
- Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino 1583 Rias Baixas 2014 Product #29979 (In Stock)
Current owner Juan Gil de Araujo Gonzales de Careaga created this unique and luxurious Albarino as an homage to Gonzalo Sarmiento Valladares, Viscount of Fefinanes, who was born in 1583 and built the castle that holds today’s winery in the early 1600s. You’ll find plenty of classic Albarino fruit, minerality, and freshness here but also another layer of complexity and interest from careful fermentation and brief aging in wood cask.
The aromas here are compelling - spicy, lightly smoky, scents of apricot, pear, orange and honeydew melon with touches of creamy vanilla and anise. Fantastic balance in the mouth with a core of sliced lime, peach, and apricot fruit surrounded by just a bare hint of oak and loads of saline mineral. The finish is super detailed, precise, and long with wood grilled fruit and zesty lemon-lime acidity sailing on and on. As Wine Advocate said of the 2011, "Albarino from Rias Baixas does not come much better than this."