Albariño as you may know is a white grape grown primarily in Spain that when done right creates a lovely crisp, dry, food friendly, sauv blanc like wine. This one is no exception. Pale in color with a nice crisp nose with lovely dry minerality coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely crisp dry minerality, and some nice citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely lively acidity. This is indeed a very food friendly wine. We don’t get a lot of Albariño in Ontario, so if you like it buy a few, but be aware this wine is best appreciated young. You can substitute this wine anywhere you would put a sauv blanc. I would give the wine an 88+ which for the price is a really good deal. Get it while you can.
From the LCBO web site:
Alba Vega Albariño 2015 — VINTAGES#: 488973
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
This is a lovely albariño from its star region on Spain’s Atlantic coast. Look for fine fruit that’s well defined and layered, with some rich ripeness in the flavours. A little viscosity in the texture echoes the richness of the fruit and the acid adds an effective counter-balance that gives the wine its attractive and food-friendly freshness. Score – 4.5 Stars (out of 5). (Rod Phillips, Winepointer Newsletter, May 2016) $16.95