Faustino Rivero Ulecia Albariño 2018, Rías Baíxas

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Spain's greatest gift to the world of white wine? Albariño would be the answer for many. Much like Chablis for France, or Gavi for Italy, it's a firm candidate for the mantle of Spain's best white wine.

Coming from the green, lush coastal landscape of Galicia, Albariño, like its Italian and French equivalents, isn't equal. How and where the grapes are grown, the care and attention paid to them in the winery; all are critical to getting the best from the grape variety.

So we were so stoked to find this delicious example from Marques del Atrio, and with that eye-catching blue bottle and label that tells you exactly what to drink it with, we had to have some.

Like many top crisp, fresh, dry white wines, handling the fruit with kid gloves and not interfering too much in the winery helps capture the natural essence of the grapes, quite literally turning that into great wine.

Lovely bright lemony colour, a noseful of enticing aromas, and a lip-smackingly fresh, fruity bunch of flavours.

Simply one of the best white wines you could ever choose to go with seafood, Spanish Albariño should be on every white wine drinker's bucket list. Crisp, fruity, refreshing, and, above all, unique. No doubt about that with this wine's striking blue bottle. Luckily what's inside more than lives up to expectations
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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Rías Baixas

Grape Variety

Albariño

Country

Spain

Style

Crisp Dry White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayOily Fish, Shellfish, White Fish

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The Producer

Faustino Rivero Ullecia has been part of the historic Marqués del Atrio's since 1997. The Rivero family have been linked to growing, making and ageing wines for five generations and have developed into one of the leading bodegas both nationally and internationally.

The Winemaker

Faustino Rivero Ullecia have a philosophy of ongoing innovation based on the integration of tradition Spanish winemaking and new winemaking techniques. The climate of the region, combined with its altitude means that the wines mature much more quickly than in the cooler, northern DOs. A Tempranillo from Utiel-Requena can be fully mature after six months in oak and a year in the bottle – less than half the time required in the DoCa Rioja, which the winemakers take into consideration when producing their blends.

The Region

The vines are grown on the sides of the valleys around the river Tamega, at between 400-450m above sea level. The climate here is temperate Mediterranean, influenced by the Atlantic ocean. Soils are a mixture of granite, slate, clay and sand and the vines are trained in an overhead "Emparrado" system.
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