I was delighted to participate in this large Snooth wine tasting featuring 11 Albariño on 16-May-2018 – it is unusual and, of course, a welcome experience to taste through so many wonderful Galician wines.
Señorio de Rubios Robaliño Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
Scent: green apple, green pear, green fig, jasmine, and moist stone.
Palate: quince, green apple, hint of dried fig and green tea.
Bodegas Alto de Torona Rosal Rías Baixas Albariño Caino Loureiro 2017
This wine has such a unique bottle – a great bottle format – nicely modern. This wine is a composition of Albariño, Caino, and Loureiro. Superbly low in ABV.
Scent: white nectarine, Adriatic fig, crushed oyster shell, and flowers.
Palate: Kiwi, fleshy yellow peach, green apple and hint of moist mineral.
Condes de Albarei Rías Baixas Albariño 2016
Scent: Meyer lemon, white peach, Italian fig and moist stones.
Palate: rich sweet lime, white tea, flowers, and moist granite
Nai e Señora Rías Baixas Albariño 2016
Vibrant acid, hint of effervescence.
Scent: Green apple, white nectarine, almond, moist stones
Palate: Yellow peach, raw almond, tea and beeswax.
Paco & Lola Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
Scent: Bosc pear, sliced green apple, moist granite and freshly cut flowers
Palate: Heirloom apple, moist stone, sesame and almond.
Fillaboa Rías Baixas Albariño 2016
Scent: mix of freshly cut green fruit, flowers, stones and green tea
Palate: Citron, green pear, piñon (pine nut), and almond
Adegas Galegas D. Pedro D Sotomaior Rías Baixas Albariño 2016
Scent: white flowers, mix of green and yellow citrus zest and pulp, white peach
Palate: White peach/nectarine, pear, hint of almond and crushed sea shell
Laxas Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
Scent: white pear and nectarine, Calla Lily, and green citrus
Palate: Quince, Kiwi and moist crushed granite.
Terras Gauda Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
70% Albariño, 20% Caiño, and 10% Loureiro; 12.5% ABV
Scent: Moist rock, mix of green and red apple, green fig and Quince
Palate: Green citrus, Italian fig, toasted almonds, and flowers
Pazo Senorañs Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
Scent: green-gold citrus, fleshly yellow nectarine, dried apricot and almond.
Palate: Green citrus zest, quince, moist stones and flowers.
Valmiñor Rías Baixas Albariño 2017
Scent: Green citrus, white stone fruit, apples, and moist crushed stones,
Palate: seared pear and green fig, moist slate, almond and honeycomb
Wines courtesy of producer, importer and Snooth.
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