(375ml) Albarino, Abadia de San Campio

The grapes that go into making this wine come from the steep terraces that rise above the river Mino that borders Portugal in the Rias Baixas region of North Eastern Spain. It is a region of green terraces, thick forests and damp cloudy, weather that none-the-less gives birth to the lustrous golden Albarino wine, which upon first glance might seem more suited to the hotter climes of Rueda or the Alentejo. With the first sip however everything falls into place ‰ÛÒ this is a steely, mineral, invigorating wine perfectly suited to the local cuisine which exudes delicious flavours of citrus, grapefruit and pineapple with touches of mandarin for good measure. It has bracing acidity flecked with the merest hint of salinity all perfectly balanced by the energetic fruit and surprising heft.