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Abadia de San Campio Albarino 2009

Abadia de San Campio Albarino 2009.

Abadia de San Campio

Bodegas Terras Gauda

Rias Baixas, Galicia – Spain

Grape Variety – Albarino

12.5% ABV

Pale, lemon yellow colour. Beautiful pineapple, tropical and stone fruit aromas. Good, clean, fresh acidity with light orange and citrus zest on the palate. Slightly off dry with a good length.

I like it when wines surprise me. Not being familiar with Albarinos I was expecting a very light, bland wine. Instead I was introduced to a wine that was full of these beautiful aromas that I describe above. Even my girlfriend chirped up and expressed delight in what she was experiencing. It’s a very well rounded, balanced wine. To give a more basic description on taste, think of a light cut orange marmalade. This wasn’t what I was expecting. This wine is excellent. It’s a great summer wine. A step up from the generic Northern Italian Pinot Grigios that we find on our wine shelves in the supermarkets.

Drink on its own or have with seafood dishes, prawns, shrimps etc.

£13.99 at North and South Wines.

Supplier Cave de Pyrene.

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2011 by in Wine Reviews..

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