Veira Do Mar Albarino 21
Crisp, zippy, and super refreshing, Albariño from Spain's northern Atlantic coast exudes a natural elegance that perfectly reflects the misty, seaside terroir of Rias Baixas. Often referred to as "Green Spain, this lush green region of northwest Spain is home to the world's finest Albariño. The cool maritime climate is perfect for the grape, and the region's local seafood makes for an ideal pairing.
A Veira do Mar Albariño is a special bottling produced by the Señorío de Rubios Cooperative, located along the Miño River in the Condado do Tea sub-zone of Rías Baixas. The Co-Op was established in 2003, and today, more than one hundred families contribute fruit to the project.
In your glass, you'll find the A Viera do Mar to be a slightly riper and rounder expression of Albariño. The Co-Op sources grapes for this bottling from holdings in the Neves and Salceda de Caselas municipalities. These vineyards are a bit further inland and at a somewhat higher elevation, resulting in an Albariño with more depth and weight.
Tropical notes greet on the nose leading to a round and silky palate of stone fruits. There's a generous beam of citrusy acidity, keeping the palate perfectly clean and lifted all through the lengthy finish. While this is certainly a terrific choice for seafood, there's plenty of richness for pairing with poultry and white meats.