Friday, August 16, 2019

Castro Martin Sobre Lias Rias Baixas Albariño

Chardonnay has had its ups and downs (more ups lately), Pinot Gris is going down the commodity pass of Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling is loved by critics, but not consumers. There is room for more white varieties. Up steps Albariño, native to the Galicia region of Northwestern Spain. Rias Baixas is known as the subregion where major investments into quality have been made.

This 2016 Castro Martin Sobre Lias is a fresh and crisp wine, with citrus, peach and hazelnut flavours. While a light and refreshing wine, there is some complexity on the palate. Acidity is prominent here, and some minerality on the finish. A summer wine with interest

Score: 90/++

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