Abadia do Seixo, Bodegas Pazo de Villarei, Albariño 2018
I love drinking albariño both as a refresher on a summer afternoon and in the autumn evenings with food. This grape has been a bit of a 'hidden secret' for a few years so will be a lovely discovery to share with friends. Pazo de Villerei is made in an expressive, forward style, shining with ripe citrus fruit and tangy green apple flavours. It has a classic albariño minerality, with pretty floral aromas and a crisp, fresh, luscious palate. Delicious!
The Spanish drink these lively, aromatic whites with the bountiful shellfish found on their Atlantic coastline as well as the wide array of seafood from the Mediterranean. I have it with any starters or seafood or white meats.