Albarino 2015, Zarate, Rias Baixas, Spain

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This is a small operation, brilliantly run by the rather academic wine maker Eugenio Pomares who studied Enology in both France and Germany before settling down to his first vintage at Zarate in 2000. Eugenio employs a low interventionist attitude in the winery and is starting to use Biodynamic principles in the vineyards. The results speak for themselves - wines made from excellent fruit that are unique and distinctive and speak with the voice of terroir. His Albarino is super focused and tight with an almost Chablis-like quality expressed in its freshness and minerality. One finds the classic fruit flavours of citrus and grapefruit with hints of more unusual ripe melon and all supported by clean crisp acidity that is one of the hall marks of this superb late comer to the international wine scene.