A venture that has only been around since 1997, it does benefit from owing vineyards dating back over 30 years and good relationships with growers in the D.O. Rias Baixas. They make a handful of whites as well as a Rosado (rosé) and a Tinto (red). The whites are a brilliant blend of textural amazement, acidic zing and floral, grapey loveliness.
In my opinion Albarino is Spain’s best white grape. This wine has great balance, its very textural and floral with candied citrus, stone fruits and hints of savoury, doughy notes. Very long. These wines are made for seafood and this would be awesome with scallops. It is a wine to drink now and enjoy now.
D.O Rias Baixas – Translates to ‘low rivers’, the best producers in this white only D.O make perfumed, elegant and textured wines with zingy acid that really sing with seafood. Situated on Spain’s West Coast just north of Portugal. There are three distinct sub-regions with O Rosal being the most notable. It is challenging viticulturally with humidity and damp encouraging rot and mildew. But rewarding for those who get it right.
Albarino – Native of Galicia and the main grape of D.O Rias Baixas. It has neutral juice with high acid but with the right persuasion it can achieve great perfume and texture. The acidity is really the key to the wine; making it refreshing and cleansing.