Saturday, June 14, 2008

Rias Baixas

I know the purpose of this space isn't to give tasting notes, or any of that nonsense. But lately I've just been having some interesting wines, wines that are very new experiences to me. One of them was a Spanish white wine, from Rias Baixas.

2006 Agro de Bazan "Contrapunto", DO Rias Baixas Albarino. This wine is made from 100% Albarino. Beautiful golden colour. And the nose! What a glorious nose!! Full of honey, spice, tropical fruits, sweetness. It has an uncanny resemblance to Vidal icewine. In the mouth, it is gloriously silky with a racy acidity, and a long, spicy finish. Delicious, just absolutely delicious.

This was my first bottle of Spanish white wine, and I am in love with the region already. It just confirms all I know about Spanish red wines - that this area produces rich, interesting, complex wines. I can't wait for my next bottle!


  1. YES that bottle was amazing! really looking forward to hitting niagara.. whootwhoot! :D

  2. yes, it's going to be a fun day!