Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

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Kentia Albarino

Estimated Retail Price $21.59
SKU 766929
Country Spain
Region Rias Baixas
Type White
Varietal Albarino
Listing
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Pale golden straw in colour, with hints of green.

Aroma

Melon, pear, peach, tropical fruit, and subtle herbaceous notes on the nose.

Flavour

Fresh and crisp, fruit aromas carry through to the palate and combine with a pleasing minerality and refreshing, balanced acidity.

Food Pairing

This wine is the ideal match to delicate fish and seafood dishes.

More Info

Ri­as Baixas boasts a number of high-quality grapes; chief among them is Albarino, occupying more than 90% of the DO's vineyard area. The soils are largely granite, with some chalk and clay. The earth here offers lots of minerals but few nutrients, making it perfect for wine-growing. Old vineyards planted in Pergola system, traditional from this area, produce the grapes of Albarino with a high level of acidity given the proximity with the Atlantic ocean and the high level of rains, this wine will continue to develop complexity with the bottle age.

90 pts

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, Mar/2019

2017 -

“Brilliant straw. Lively, mineral-accented aromas of Meyer lemon, green apple and quince, with a subtle floral overtone. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a late touch of fennel. Closes silky, dry and long, showing very good clarity and persistent minerality.”

90 pts

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, May/2017

2016 -

"(all stainless steel) Brilliant straw. Bright and nervy on the nose, displaying intense lime zest, green apple and herb qualities and a deeper melon note. Silky, seamless and energetic on the palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a zesty jolt of ginger on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, delivering firm closing bite and a long, floral-tinged finish that shows no rough edges."

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2016

2014 -

"Vivid straw. Pungent aromas of lemon pith, pear skin and melon, with a subtle floral overtone. At once juicy and broad on the palate, conveying a seamless texture to its fresh, deep pit and orchard fruit flavors. Finishes supple and long, with lingering orange and nectarine flavors and a sneaky mineral flourish."

 

Tom Firth, Making the Case: Getting High on Acid, Culinaire Magazine, Mar/2017

2014 -

"A wonderfully sexy and exciting white wine. Lifted and focused tropical fruits of quince and pear, with a mild nuttiness and steely mineral tones. Made from 100 percent albariño, it's interesting, tasty and shows a lovely lavel of acid balance. Pair with shellfish or seared scallops."

89 pts

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Sept/Oct 2014

2013 -

“Pale gold. Spicy pear and lemon on the nose, with candied ginger and chalky mineral qualities carrying onto the palate. Pliant lemon curd and pear flavours are enlivened by dusty minerality and a hint of bitter quinine. The clean, tangy finish shows good clarity and a subtle touch of tarragon.”