2018 Pardevalles Albarín Blanco DO Tierra de León

We had the pleasure of stopping by George Brown’s chef house that was featuring a Spanish chef making a multi course meal with wine pairings and this one was on the list. Pale in color with a nice crisp dry, minerally nose inviting you in. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with crisp dry minerality, some nice lime notes too. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity that lives on nicely in the mouth. Quite a tasty wine for sure. I would give it an 88 or so. Sadly, not in the LCBO but available by the case from Nicholas Pearce Wines for $21.95 a bottle in cases of 12. From NP Wines web site:

90pts James Suckling
​Tropical Fruit & Minerality
A straw yellow color wine with green reflections. On the nose there are predominate fruity notes and touches of vegetables, typical of the Albarín grape. In the mouth it is fresh, acidic, fruity, with considerable body and with a tasty and persistent palate. The Albarín grape is an indigenous grape from the south of the province of Leon and Asturias. This grape variety has almost disappeared yet Pardevalles have recuperated it.

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