Abadia do Seixo Albariño, Bodegas Pazo de Villarei, Rías Baixas 2021
Albariño, arguably Spain's finest white variety, comes from the north Atlantic coastal region of Galicia and is the perfect accompaniment to the fresh fish and seafood also found there. Bodega Pazo de Villarei makes this fabulous wine from albariño grapes grown at high altitude on 20-year-old vines. The effect of altitude is hot days and cool nights which maximises the flavour whilst locking in the freshness. There's a superb citrus zing to their new 2021 vintage, but also a nice weight to coat the palate and a perfumed aroma to delight the senses.
Bodega Pazo de Villarei dates back to the Iron Age Celts and the vineyards extend along the Salnés Valley, in the heart of D.O. Rías Baixas, between Arosa and Pontevedra. The Bodega has maintained the ancient traditions of the Celtic heritage reflected in their logo.
- David Campbell, FromVineyardsDirect
I am no wine connoisseur but we keep coming back to this Rias Baixas - fresh and crisp and so much better than the ones we have tried from the supermarkets. (previous vintage)
I'm a bit of a blinkered Francophile, but this Spaniard was a real eye-opener for me. We eat a lot of fish and shellfish and this is a delightful match. I will keep my eye a tad more open in future! (previous vintage)