It has gorgeous gentle peach notes on the nose, with fine aromas of lime and more peachiness on the palate, and hints of oyster shell too. The palate has just got a touch more bracing tension and zing than the last vintage, while remaining so easy and pleasurable to drink. This is a superb wine that you can drink casually but would more than perform when you want a smart dinner party white.
We found this in an ocean of Spanish wines at a huge wine fair south of Madrid. We tasted hundreds of wines on that occasion, including about 70 Albarinos, and this was the only wine we imported! <span data-mce-fragment="1">Crucially, the vineyards are in </span><span data-mce-fragment="1">the Salnes Valley, and </span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;" data-mce-fragment="1">influenced by the large saline estuary of Ria de Arousa and the weather of the Atlantic ocean. This is the original heart of Galician wine made from Albarino, where you get excellent ripeness balanced by scintillating coastal freshness.