Rías Baixas Countdown



Albariño from Rías Baixas is always a wide open window to the cool breezes of the Atlantic and the best companion for everything that the Galician sea is willing to offer. Here are some Rias Baixas Albariños that we’ve recommended - a perfect list to start summer off right.



92 | Castro Martín

Price: $19
Grape Varietal: Albariño
Region/Appellation: Spain, Galicia
Imported by Frederick Wildman and Sons, NY

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2014 Rías Baixas Sobre Lias Albariño (Best Buy) From 50-year-old vines in Salnés, this wine aged for six months on its lees, developing an unusual combination of juicy pineapple flavor and stoniness. It’s nervous in acidity, tightening around the leesiness to create an intense, savage albariño. Far from the simple and creamy whites that populate Rías Baixas, this explores new territories, its full-on fruit flavors and mineral notes giving a deep and immersive complexity. You can drink it now with fried scallops, or cellar it for two to three years. —Patricio Tapia

This wine is part of our 2017 Rías Baixas Countdown.

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