100% Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $15. Sample received courtesy Albarino Explorers Club for review purposes.
From the winemaker:
“Valminor presents a yellow straw colour. On the nose, the wine shows a wide fruity range of aromas with notes of melon, apricot and grapefruit. In the mouth, it is fresh and tasty, boasting a taste of apple and fruit with elegance.
Today’s wine is the second we drank a couple weeks back on #AlbarinoDay. We first tried theSalneval Albarino and enjoyed it very much. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had an Albarino yet I didn’t enjoy. If this is a variety you haven’t tried, you really need to give it a chance this summer. We’ll have more reviews of this delicious and refreshing variety coming as well.
The 2010 Adegas Valminor Albarino Edicion Especial 10 Anos begins with a restrained bouquet of green apple, pear and floral aromas along with some nice herbal notes. When tasting the wine you are greeted with refreshing flavors of fresh green apple, pear and lime. This is a very smooth and very easy to drink wine that has a really nice texture and mouthfeel. It ends with more delightful fresh fruit flavors which intensify and then linger for awhile. Excellent.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.