75cl * Vegan * 13.5% ABV * Galicia, Spain
Rías Baixas, separated from northern Portugal by the Miño River, makes some of the world's most elegant white wines and is home to the native grape variety, Albariño. The wine region of Galicia occupies a lush green corridor of northwest Spain on the cool, Atlantic coast. The name Rías Baixas is Galician for “Lower Rivers” and each region has its own unique terroir, but all areas share a similar sandy, granitic soil type, perfect for the green-skinned grape.
The Palacio de Fefiñanes estate - the benchmark Galician producer - was the first to bottle Albariño in 1928 and its winery was custom-built to be squeezed inside a 17th-century palace. The renaissance inspired palace is located on an historic square which is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the whole of Galicia.
Thanks to an Atlantic breeze, this Albariño shares the same lively, mineral-laden quality of good, bone-dry Riesling. Although it can equally be enjoyed young and fresh, two years in the cellar have brought out its wonderful viscosity and fleshiness. The sole-mate of seafood, Albariño pairs beautifully with clams, lobster, fish, mussels, and oysters, but this is also excellent with Asian cuisine, beef or tuna tartare.
Drink now until the end of 2023.