Abadia do Seixo Albariño, Bodegas Pazo de Villarei, Rías Baixas 2022
The quality and variety of Spanish wines has never been better, and albariño, from the rugged Atlantic coasts of Galicia is very much leading the charge. In fact, it’s arguably Spain’s finest white wine, and undoubtedly the perfect accompaniment to the fresh fish and seafood so abundant in the region. If you have yet to try albariño, you’ll likely find in it something of a fine dry riesling, or perhaps that of a good muscadet having extra perfume and ripe, rounded fruit.
Bodega Pazo de Villarei makes this fabulous wine from 20-year-old albariño vines grown at high altitude. The growing conditions at such altitude include very warm days and cool nights which maximise the flavour whilst locking in freshness. There's an especially vibrant citrus zing to this 2022 vintage, along with a nice weight to coat the palate, and perfumed aroma to delight the senses.
- 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)