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Showing posts with label Rias Baixas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rias Baixas. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2011 Vela Albarino

Another Albarino from Rias Baixis in Spain, coming from the rather difficult 2011 vintage in the region. This wine Spent approximately five months on lees, giving it some savory depth and character.

Apricot and stewed apple on the nose along with some savory yeasty elements. Soft palate with fairly low acidity and somewhat reminiscent of Viognier. This wine was much more interesting with food.

Price:      $20
Source:   Stewart's Wine Co.
Varietal:  Albarino
Tasted:    May 2015
Rating:    89
Website:  www.vela-albarino.com.au

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2011 Pazo Barrantes Albarino

This wine comes the Spanish region of Rias Baxis, the region best known for the production of Albarino. There seems to be a decent amount of this available in Australia, as I've seen it at a few of the larger retail stores. A good introduction to this grape and wine style.

Soflty aromatic with notes of apricot, cashew, lemon, and wet stone. There are also  hints of some more savory elements, perhaps resulting from some lees contact. A clean dry palate with more lemon and a hint of peach. An all round good value Albarino that is easy to find here in Australia.

Price:      $20
Source:   Dan Murphy's
Varietal:  Albarino
Tasted:    May 2015
Rating:    92
Website:  www.pazobarrantes.com.