Saturday, November 8, 2008

Albariño Lícia

This Albariño is also from the Rias Baixas region of Spain. Very similar to the Burgaño and equally as appealing so check out that post for trivia. I would recommend this wine. It’s a bit pricy but remember that the Albariño grape needs some extra T.L.C.

Rias Baixas Denominación de Origen
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: $19.99

Color: Yellow
Intensity: Light
Aromas: Melon, lemon, passion fruit, apple, litchi, mushroom, hay
Flavors: Lemon, grapefruit, fig, hazelnut, butter, wet stone
Body: Light
Acidity: Crisp
Sweetness: Dry
Finish: Moderate

Summary: This is a very refreshing wine with a citrus-Granny Smith quality. Nice and tart. The wine then mellows in the mouth with a buttery quality. This is very palate cleansing, much like a sorbet.

I would serve this with lightly seasoned food. I would just love to have some Baked Haddock right now. Or some Crab Louie or Snow Crab claws, red snapper, lox and capers or perhaps, pasta primavera. Another dish that would be fun to have with this is Chicken Picante, or shrimp cocktail, and maybe if you want to go nutso-cuckoo, antipasti.


Taster B said...

It wasn't quite as crisp as I would have liked for roasted chicken but, it was nice with chicken soup.