Faustino Rivero Ulecia Albariño 2018 Rias Baixas

Albariño is currently rather fashionable, particularly when from Rias Baixas in Galicia. It’s a somewhat forgotten, often rainy inland area of North Western Spain. This one comes in a distinctive blue bottle (it’s not the only Rias Baixas Albariño that does) and would be good to bring to a dinner party. The salty hint to the wine makes it go particularly well with food.

Tasting notes: Pale straw colour. Light-bodied. Citrus notes on the nose. Relatively high acidity. Refreshing citrus flavours. Dry. A good Albariño has a hint of saltiness – this one had a pleasant briny note of minerality. Medium crisp finish. Balanced, acidity. Good wine, fairly priced.

Wine Colour – White
Price – £10
Where do I get it from? Sainsbury’s
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – Ulecia
Grape – 100% Albariño
Region/Country – Rias Baixas/Spain

Verdict – Good wine for the price

Food pairing – seafood dishes. We had this with a spicy Chinese dish and it worked really well.

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