Friday, December 19, 2008

Vionta Albarino 2006

This is a Rios Baxas from Galicia in NW Spain . These wines have lately emerged as the "new wave" of Spanish whites, noted for their pronounced, sometimes assertive flavor. The Vionta is a robust, straw colored white. It announces itself with a spicy aroma of tree fruits. with more than a hint of lemon. It is crisp and refreshing on the palate and has a reasonable finish. It might well be drunk as an aperitif, or, more commonly, with white fish. The present sale price of $9.99 is very acceptable.

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