Laxas, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020
TROPICAL AROMATICS, AWESOME MINERALITY, CRISP PEAR FINISH
Fresh, juicy, very dry, and full of minerally terroir, this Albariño from the Laxas (La-shas) winery is first class, produced from old vines in the more oceanic reaches of western Galicia. Its Atlantic, saline quality renders it positively delicious with seafood, and the melon, pear, and mineral notes are almost a meal in themselves. Finishing with impressive length, richness, and a bit of banana essence, this is serious Albariño for the money.
Serving Suggestion: In Spain, gooseneck barnacles, but here we can pair this w/ nearly any shellfish, especially mussels. Feta cheese whipped w/ garlic & lemon w/ fresh veggies.