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2007 Albarino do Ferreiro


Rias Baixas, Spain / $20-$28 Retail


This bottling from talented winemaker Gerardo Mendez is not your ordinary Albarino. Sourced from 15- to 50-year-old vineyards along Spain's northwestern border with Portugal, the grapes were fermented with all natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The vibrant and refreshing wine exhibits complex aromas of melon, stone fruit and lemon, a granite-like minerality, floral notes and pleasing herbaceous qualities. On the palate, hints of lime, orange, grapefruit and peach flavors dominate with a well-balanced acid level and lengthy finish. Sip it chilled or serve it with olives, scallops, oysters, calamari, fish, seafood soups, tapas and Asian cuisines. Buy it at: Cork & Bottle and Bacchanal. Drink it at: RioMar and Mike's on the Avenue. — Brenda Maitland

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