It was all about Albariño not so long ago here in Oz. Seems everyone was planting it and selling bucket loads of the stuff out to market. Turns out though that it wasn’t Albariño but in fact Savagnin. The crowd went nuts cos they wanted Albariño. Not me though. I just went, and still go, to where it comes from. Rias Baixas, Spain. Not Mornington or Adelaide Hills or the Riverland. For me it’s only Albariño if it comes from Spain.
So enough of the soapbox. The Agnusdei Rias Baixas Albariño 2013 is the real deal. To me anyway. For me, real Albariño throws a thick wad of seapspray on the nose that without doubt always wakens the senses. This is followed but lovely even white peach coming through. The palate opens up with more soft stone fruit of both white peach and locut that also has a briney note like the nose. Great length and a great wine.
Drink with Massaman prawn curry and $26 always