Abadia do Seixo, Bodegas Pazo de Villarei, Albariño 2018
Albariño is my favourite affordable Spanish white wine either by itself or with food – it goes down a treat either way. This grape has been very much of a ‘hidden secret’ until recently and always a conversation piece with friends who are always amazed at how good it is.
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 this splendid white with the bountiful shellfish found on their Atlantic coastline as well as a wide array of seafood from the Mediterranean. I drink it by itself or with seafood, white meats – actually with almost anything!