2022 Albariño, Abadia do Seixo, Bodegas Pazo de Villarei, Galicia
This is an expressive, forward style of albariño, shining with ripe citrus fruit and tangy green apple flavours. Classic albariño minerality, with pretty floral aromas and a crisp, fresh, luscious palate. Delicious!
We could say Galicia is to Spain what Cornwall is to England, a beautiful yet humid coastal region. Albariño grapes may be small, but the thick skin allows the retention of acidity and freshness which makes it ideal to grow in moist conditions such as north-west Spain. Bodega Pazo de Villereis Celtic heritage gives them the expertise to craft wonderful Albariño - this is history in a glass at a very accessible price.
Bodegas Pazo de Villarei dates back to the Iron Age Celts and the vineyards extend along the Salnés Valley, in the heart of D.O. Rías Baixas, between Arosa and Pontevedra. The Bodega has maintained the ancient traditions of the Celtic heritage reflected in their logo: the albariño is grown on 20 year old vines at high altitude allowing slow ripening with the warmth of the day counteracted by the cool of the night. This gives wonderful freshness and flavour.
Albarino is the Spanish name for the Alvarinho grape which is often found in the northern Portugese region of Vinho Verde. Within Spain it is most commonly grown in the Rias Baixas region and produces flavoursome white wines with high acidity and alcohol. An increasingly popular variety which can occasionly be matured in oak and also has the potential to age over a short period.
The variety gets its intense character from its thick skins, indeed it is this characteristic that makes it so ideal for the climate in northern Portugal and north western Spain. The climate here is surprisingly damp and other varieties suffer from mildew and rot, both of which Albarino is extremely resistant too. As the climate heats up in the summer months it is these thick skins that also help to lock in the characteristic acidity of the grape, giving the resulting wines that all important freshness.
The Spanish enjoy drinking these lively, aromatic whites with the delicious shellfish found on their Atlantic coastline, as well as the wide array of seafood found in the Meditarranean. It is of no surprise, therefore, that it is increasing in popularity in the UK given the wealth of seafood found in the North Sea and North Atlantic.
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