2011 Condes de Albarei Spanish White "Salneval Albarino"
Winery: Condes de Albarei
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Salneval Albarino"
Wine Category: Spanish White
Grape blend: 100% Albarino
Region: Rias Baixas
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: 1,667
KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 8, 2012
Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Albarino opens with a mild pear and peach like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, nicely balanced and very easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a mild green apple with hints of lemon, minerality and dash of white pepper. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. This Albarino is food friendly and very versatile. It would pair well with grilled halibut. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Light straw in color, the nose of this Albarino is seductive with honey, pear and tropical fruit and a slight mineral component. It is racy and zesty with citrus and floral flavors in the mouth, yet is round and soft at the same time. It matches perfectly with fresh seafood and shellfish; is an ideal accompaniment to salty, spicy Asian cuisine; and is also great on its own as a cocktail wine.
Organic status: not organic
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