The Rias Baixas area of Spain is thought for one wine virtually solely: Albarino, the crisp (and inexpensive) white wine that’s outlined by the cool breezes that come off the close by Atlantic Ocean.
As we speak we take a look at a trio of recent albarino releases, all hailing from Rias Baixas.
2020 Mar de Vinas Albarino Val do Salnes Rias Baixas – Clear and gently fruity, it is a sweeter expression of expression of albarino, touched with salinity however effusive with tropical fruit notes, pineapples and mangos lingering properly into the sultry, caramel-laced end. Versatile and very easy-drinking — although its mineral character might use a little bit of a bump. B+ / $18
2019 Bodegas Castro Martin A2O Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas – Fairly salty, with vibrant grapefruit and lemon notes. Tangerine notes pop alongside that heavy saline character, with a mild fragrance observe lingering on the closely acidic end. Extremely-bright. B+ / $12
2019 Davide Observador Albarino Rias Baixas – Melon and lemon notes meld properly on this extra unctuous albarino, its saline character taking a extra measured position in a wine that comes throughout as barely bitter ultimately, with grapefruit parts dominating. Floral parts emerge on the end, however they don’t add a lot to the general expertise. B / $15