VIONTA Limited Release Albariño Rias Baixas 2014

The Data

Country   Spain

Appellation   Rias Baixas

Varietal   Albariño

Retail Price   $15.99

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, pale, golden straw color.

Aromatics

The nose is vibrant with scents of white peach and green melon in the lead with supporting notes of mineral, green apple, and citrus.

Flavor

The palate delivers on the promise of the nose with a round but sprite orchard fruit core flanked by accents of mineral, citrus zest, and green herbs.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a generous dose of bright acidity and crisp, tart fruit notes.

Cool Factor

A

We love Albariño and especially when it's done right like this gem. This wine exudes so much personality and pleasure that it is the ultimate cool summer wine.

Value Grade

B+

At $16 this charming white offers a lot of flavor and style for the asking price.

Analysis

Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel with 60% then rested on the less for four to six months adding complexity and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Bodegas Vionta was founded in 2004. The terraced vineyards are located in three zones in the appellation and cover roughly 79 acres. It's a very pleasing Albariño with more complexity and depth than most of its peers. 92 points.

How to Enjoy

Like most Albariño, this wine is an excellent aperitif. It does have enough fruit and palate weight to pair with seafood working well with both smoked fish and grilled white fish.

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