Albariño is the queen bee of Spain’s white grapes. Our friend in Rioja, Ruth Chavarri, now also runs a top cellar in its favourite haunt, Rías Baixas, in NW Spain. There Ruth creates this elegant, brilliantly mineral-fresh, lemon and lime white.
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Beyond the Label
Delicate peach and nectarine balanced by great mineral freshness
Tempting notes of ripe stone fruits and a hint of sea air
Spain's white wines have really come of age in the last decade. Out went oxidation and in came mesmerising crisp and vivacious, stony lemon flavours. In cool, wet Galicia in northwest Spain, the winemaking DO of Rías Baixas is home to the spellbinding Albariño grape. Such is its popularity these days that growers can barely keep up with demand. Ruth Chavarri’s Albariño comes from one of the grape’s much preferred sites, close to the Atlantic coast, so it’s a really authentic example. It’s a complex compilation of nectarine and peach flavours with a fine minerality courtesy of the soils and a freshness thanks to cool sea breezes. All in all a Spanish fandango of delight sipped on its own or with seafood noodles or catch of the day.
"This is a terrific Albariño. I can't wait to buy more bottles when the new vintage is in stock"
5 Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage
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