Pale in color with a nice crisp nose with some nice citrus coming through. On the mid palate it matches the nose with nice crisp dry minerality along with some nice lime notes. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some lively acidity. A super food friendly well made Albarino that would hold up well to fatty or even spicy foods. We paired it with a seafood stir fry with hoisen sauce and it went well having no issues cutting through sauce without issue but still not overwhelming the food. I would give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
Pazo das Bruxas Albariño 2016 — VINTAGES#: 417667
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Pazo das Bruxas takes its name from Galician folklore. It is said that in the vast forests of Galicia witches lived in old country houses (pazos) where they would connect with nature to obtain the best fruits from it…Look for a fresh, almost skinny white, with an aromatic (think sauvignon) bent. Bitter melon, green and yellow apples and Asian pears mark the palate along with crunchy acidity, lees and grass. The finish is fresh and clean with almonds and mineral notes. Best with shellfish, especially west coast oysters. Score – 88. (Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, Nov. 27, 2017)
Release Date:August 4, 2018
Alcohol/Vol12.5% Made in: Rias Baixas, Spain By: Familia Torres Sugar Content: 2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful Varietal:White Blend