Albariño, Viña Vedra, Val do Salnés, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$17++

IMG_6917The Val do Salnés region is located in Rias Baixas and hangs way off the edge of northwestern Spain, north of the border with Portugal where the grape is called Alvarinho.

Hugging the Atlantic Ocean and cooled by its breezes, it’s one of the 5 Rias Baixas regions and grows the most Albariño.

On the eyes, it’s a medium lemon shade with aromas of nose-tingling rocks and salinity with lemon zest.

On the palate, it’s dry with juicy acidity and flavours of citrus – lemon, pomelo, pink grapefruit – salt air, wet rocks and almond.

WSET Good plus – it’s a lovely little porch sipper, a little hollow in the middle, and not terribly complex, but tasty and excellent value for your dollar.  Oh, and it goes great with jerk chicken and salad.

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