Albariño, Fefinanes
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Albariño, Fefinanes - 2021

Item # 40001 750mL
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Tasting Notes

One of our drier Albariños, this one has a mineral edge and floral peach aromas. This was absolutely made for shellfish and other light seafood dishes.

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Staff Pick Notes

I once read that Galicians have oysters and wine for breakfast. If I'm ever in that part of Spain, I'd happily forego toast and orange juice for some bivalves and this Albariño from Palacio de Fefiñanes. Based in the seaside town of Comados (the birthplace of Albariño), this is one of the oldest wineries of the region. Made from grapes grown near the Atlantic Coast, the wine tastes of the sea and has a lovely streak of salinity. It's bright, refined, and sharply focused with a gorgeous wet-stone minerality and notes of pear, white peach, and lemon.


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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.


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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