It’s no secret that the Albariño grape, from the northwestern Spanish province of Galicia, is a top choice for accompanying seafood. And it’s especially wonderful on one of those hot, muggy days when the fruits of the sea are most appreciated and the right wine makes the perfect match. The popularity of this wine has plenty of so-so products flooding the market, but here’s a terrific one (and well-priced) from Condes de Albarei. The high quality of the 2015 vintage comes shining through here!
2015 Albarei Albariño, Condes de Albarei $14 srp
Brilliant lemon yellow color. A delightful nose of peach, banana, salty energy and a touch of mint. Mouth-watering flavors continue with a texture of creamy peach and the tang of a clementine on a medium-bodied frame. The finish is long, refreshing and bracing. All manner of sushi or lightly broiled seafood will rejoice. Drink now-2018.