Albariño "Igrexario de Saiar," Benito Santos
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Albariño "Igrexario de Saiar," Benito Santos - 2023

Item # 41978 750mL

A full-bodied, vinous Albariño that has enticing floral aromas and luscious texture on the palate. Enjoy with grilled sea bass and ceviche. Benito Santos is a central figure in the modern history of Albarino and the Rias Baixas D.O. He began working in his grandfather’s vineyards in the 1930s and made wine for serving in his bar

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