Wine Review – Follas Novas Albariño 2015

Follas Novas Albarino 2015If you enjoy tart wines, this Albariño will be up your alley…

Name: Follas Novas Albariño

Vintage: 2015

Producer: Paco and Lola

Region/Country: Rias Baixas, Spain

Grape Varietal(s): Albariño

Consumed: At home on another beautiful summer evening.

Recommended By: Picked it off the shelf at the LCBO.

Cost: $19.75 CAD

Bottle Presentation: Distinctive, modern, textured label, which stands out from the crowd.

Appearance: Deep lemon-green

Nose: Pronounced nose, with lemon, peach, honey, and a hint of fresh-cut green grass.

Taste: Dry, medium-to-full bodied, with medium acidity. Tart lemon and white grapefruit rind flavours are complemented with graphite and mineral undertones.

Finish: Medium finish of graphite and white grapefruit rind.

Overall Impression: A good Albariño, with classic notes for the varietal, although we found the taste and finish a little sharp, if not aggressive. Saying that, if you enjoy tart wines and, perhaps, Sauvignon Blanc, this could be right up your alley, so give it a try. It paired very well with a grilled chicken and nectarine quinoa dish. It would also pair well with seafood, vegetarian, and lemon-based dishes (e.g., lemongrass chicken).

Rating (from 70 to 100): 86

Value: 2/5

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