D. Pedro Soutomaior Albariño Rias Baixas 2015

The Data

Country   Spain

Appellation   Rias Baixas

Varietal   Albariño

Retail Price   $18.99

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, pale straw color.

Aromatics

The nose is very herbal and floral with supporting notes of white peach, pear, and tart apples with hints of mineral.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a fresh, tart fruit fruit core redolent of red grapefruit with green apple finishing with citrus zest and fresh herbs.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with bright, fresh acidity that offers pure refreshment and ideal balance.

Cool Factor

A

We love Albariño and especially when it's done right exuding freshness and tart fruit flavors.

Value Grade

B

At just under $20 retail this is in the upper comfort zone for our value seeking readers.

Analysis

Adegas Galegas was founded in 1993 right around the time of the first wave of the modern Albariño popularity surge. This ultra fresh and tart Albariño is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and the delicate flavors. The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards in Meder and Goián. The wine is named for Pedro Madruga, a noble Galician warrior and feudal knight who lived in Galicia at end of the fifteenth century. 90 points.

How to Enjoy

This is an ideal aperitif with its bright, natural acidity setting the mood for the evening's meal.

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