Albariño, Vento Mareiro
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Albariño, Vento Mareiro - 2018

Item # 41161 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Lightly spritzy on the palate and a quintessential Albariño for anything seafood. Dry and mineral driven on the palate.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Vento Mareiro Albariño is a delight. It's fresh and light with a slight spritz. I love the salinity you find in Albariño. It's such an interesting element to find in a wine and it makes an ideal match for seafood dishes. It also has pronounced minerality on the finish which provides another layer of complexity. You can also pair this with light snacks like Manchego cheese, olives, and some jamón. Or, just pull it out of the fridge and enjoy a glass all on its own!

- HW

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Rías Baixas

Located on the Northeast coast of Spain, just north of the Portuguese border, Rías Baixas is home to the famed white grape varietal Albariño. These deliciously refreshing whites typically offer aromas of peach, apricot, and melon, backed by a steely minerality and a lean, crisp finish.

Albariño

The primary grape of the Rías Baixas (Lower Inlets) section of the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, Albariño is considered by many to be Spain's premier white wine. It also plays an important role in northern Portugal (where it is known as Alvarinho) as a component of Vinho Verde. The thick-skinned grapes thrive in the cool, windy climates of Galicia and northern Portgual, yielding intensely...

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