Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino Rias Baixas 2016Product #32077

Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino Rias Baixas 2016
Color/Type White
Country/State Spain
Price $10 - $30
Producer Palacio de Fefinanes
Region Rias Baixas
Varietal Albarino
Vintage 2016

It's not surprising that Palacio de Fifianes makes such outstanding wine - they've been at it since 1904!  The grapes grow on granite-laced soils in the Salnes Valley area of Rías Baixas. This is the "green" corner of Spain, with moisture, fog and cool temperatures blowing in regularly off the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The tang of the sea is in the air and on every table, where some of the world's best and freshest seafood takes center stage.  Not surprisingly, you'll find that same hint of brine in this delicious, all tank, Albarino.  While the 2016 hasn’t been reviewed yet, each of the past 4 releases has earned a 91 or 92 point rating from Vinous – and the 2016 is the best we’ve ever tasted!

Albarino isn't always aromatic, so the lovely scents of ripe citrus, pear, honeysuckle and white pepper are especially delightful here.  The flavors are just as lovely, with layers of orange, lime, apricot, and green apple fruit bursting across your palate and gaining complexity from dashes of fennel frond, white pepper, and salty sea shell minerality.  It's a vigorous, energetic, wine that keeps on pumping out delicious layers of flavor across a very long, mouthwatering, finish.  Well worth popping a bottle just to drink but it would be a shame not to enjoy it with briny shrimp, clams, or anything laced with olives or capers.

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