White Wine

Albariño

Albariño hails from 5 villages within its Galician home Rías Baxis.

Like many Spanish wines the quality extremes are monumental. The best producers make wines of purity, often with racing acidity.

They can play Jeckyl & Hyde, being cerebral if you wish or just a playful and fun drink! They’ll always be thirst-quenching!

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Forjas del Salnés ‘Leirana’ Albariño 2022

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

The gentler 2022 Leirana reflects a warmer year of rounder wines and slightly lower acidity. They are increasing the amount of oak, and eventually, this could end up being 100% in (used and large) foudres, but the wines don't show any oak. They blended all the wines before they are put in foudre, and they feel it results in better integration of the wine. This represents the Salnés region of Rías Baixas with the salty and tasty marine and granite twist. 40,000 bottles. There are two lots of th
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Pentecostés Varietales 2022

White Blend | Spain, Condado do Tea

Great drinking to be had here! Complexed by savoury and earthy layers with a little baking spice & hint of soft green herb. Textural with fine phenolics adding a caressing flow countered by a chalky play. Loads of fun. Laced with an elegant background funk over a delicate, transparent fruit core of depth & length. Thirst quenching, super fine acid. The slightly warmer climate of Condado do Tea allows plantings of varieties other than Albariño to thrive. Varietales is a b
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Zárate Albariño 2022

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

Initially restrained on the nose it slowly builds through complexing earthiness & the fruit shines, with subtle generosity layered in from time on fine lees. Fresh, electric energy with the flavour to back it! Sherbety saline acid, super ripe lemon, super zippy, crunchy & juicy, with a phenolic crunch and play. Incredible transparency and delicacy. It carries a wee bit of spritz that adds to the already refreshing nature of this delicious beverage and will ensure it's longevity.
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Excellent development heading down a very savoury line with a little shroomy funk that you often get in wines with this acid profile. That fine sherbety citric acid feel here too. The fruit builds, an excellent core of length and a balance of textural phenolics. Sating thirst with a lythe, transparent palate. Loads of tension, drinking beautifully now. A couple of years in bottle will see more on offer. It’s a wine that sits comfortably in its own skin. A sign that it’s maker does lik
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150-200 Year Old Vines!
The Finca Genoveva is showing more complexity on the nose at this early stage in its life compared with the ‘A Telleira’, I suspect it won’t be long before they sit on par. Providing the definition of high-quality super fine acid. Like the ‘A Telleira’ the mouthfeel gently laces your tongue with a sheer delicacy. The scent Gutiérez describes is here, I’d add a little lanolin to the mix. It carries through to the palate, wrapping the core of intriguing flavours with those citru
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Zárate Albariño ‘El Palomar’ 2021

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

170 year old pre-phylloxera vines. Skin contact and oxidative handling are beautifully balanced. Savoury and earthy with that Albariño fresh green herb hit. Fascinating to watch it freshen in the glass, bruised apple falls away & the fruit shines. A fine phenolic grip & spice from the skin contact add intrigue. Opens beautifully on both nose and palate over several hours, intensity builds & it flows gracefully. Keeps getting fresher, and fresher. A clear sign of quality f
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Zárate Albariño ‘Balado’ 2021

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

Moving up to the top end of Zárate’s Albariño The Balado shows a build in depth, richness and complexity. A clever élévage shows a nice little bit of oxidative development that has been tamed to be super fresh. The textural elements ramp up to match the depth and a perceived lower acidity (still loads there). Crisp, flowing, chalky, saline minerality. White flowers on insane lemons, a little hazelnut & very subtle mapple hit with discrete soft green herbs. Perfect for t
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$146ea in any 6+