Albariño "Ambar", Granbazán
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Albariño "Ambar", Granbazán - 2022

Item # 42309 750mL

One of the top producers of serious Albariño in Spain. Granbazán makes a couple different types, this "Ambar" is their best - made from free-run juice only. Floral and dry, with aromas of limes and stony fruit. Minerally and made to last.

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Looking for something to pair with seafood? Look no further than this delicious Albariño. It has some bright but restrained fruit to it--more peach skin than peach flesh, and more lime blossom than lime. On the palate, there is great minerality and salinity, bringing to mind a sea breeze. It finishes with dry clarity, which could cut through richer dishes, or enhance the brightness of lighter dishes. A great food wine; pair it with fish tacos, crab cakes, or any lighter seafood dish.




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 most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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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 aromatic wines with typical aromas of almonds, white flowers, and stone fruits; the best examples...

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