Regular reader know I’ve written up Albariño’s in the past, I’m a fan. When well made they are crisp dry, super food friendly and reasonably priced. If your unsure of their flavor profile, these can go anywhere you would put a hearty sauv blanc. Sadly we don’t get enough in the LCBO. But then, what’s enough? (well without the word not in front of it :)) This one is pale in color with a lovely crisp dry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays beautiful crisp dry notes to match the nose. Think citrus, and pear. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness with zesty notes, and grapefruit living on in the mouth. This is a super Albariño. Yumm … I would give it a solid 88+ which for the price is a super deal. I will be heading back to grab more!! IMHO these are meant to be drunk young so don’t buy too many of them. The LCBO say light and crisp? Light? On what planet?
From the LCBO web site:
El Camino Rectoral do Umia Albariño 2015 — VINTAGES#: 492629
El Camino Rectoral do Umia Albariño 2015
STYLE – Light & Crisp
This wine won a Silver Medal at the 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. It’s quite pretty, with aromas of white flowers, lemon and grapefruit zest. Plenty of zippy acidity and a touch of mineral join apple and citrus fruit on the palate. Fresh, crisp, lively and perfect for summer. Pair with seafood. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2016) $15.95
Release Date:September 2, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Rias Baixas, Spain By: Bodegas Milenium, Sl Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Light & Crisp