Veiga da Princesa, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain 2019
WHITE PEACH & PASSIONFRUIT, LIME, DELICATE HERBAL SPICE
From Manuel Mendez’s single vineyard in the Condado do Tea district of the famous Rias Baixas, this bright, medium-bodied, textbook Albariño bears the grape’s wonderful combination of tropical perfume and restrained yet vibrant clarity. Brimming with zesty, ripe fruit and racy acidity this signature seafood companion piques our pinings for surf and sun (or at least some sensational ceviche tacos). Albariño takes its name from the idea that its a native of Germany (hence Alba-Riño “white of the Rhein”), but we now know it to be native to this stretch of northwestern Iberia.
Serving Suggestion: Shrimp tempura & pineapple maki topped w/ lightly scorched yellowfin. Tangy, creamy cheeses w/ toasted rye or sourdough bread & dill.