Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tasting Spain - Some White Wines with One Rose

From Rias Baixas:
2008 Bodegas Montecillo Verdemar Albarino 
Clear, medium straw color. Clean, medium- intense youthful aromas of grapefruit and grass. Dry, medium- body, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol with diluted flavors of citrus pith and a medium- length. Past its prime.

2010 Abadia de San Campio Albarino
Clear, medium lemon color. Clean, medium intense youthful aromas of peach and lime. Dry, medium- body, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol with flavors mirroring the aromas and a medium+ length. Good+/ drink now.




From Rueda:
2010 Herederos del Marques de Riscal Verdejo 
Clear, medium straw color. Clean, medium- intense youthful aromas of melon and pineapple. Dry, light body, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol with slightly diluted flavors of under-ripe pineapple and a medium length. Good/ drink now.






From Catalunya:
2010 Vina Esmerelda- Torres (85% Moscato and 15% Gewurztraminer)
Clear, pale lemon color. Clean, medium+ intense youthful floral aromas of citrus blossoms and roses. Off-dry, medium- body, medium acidity, medium- alcohol with flavors of orange pith and a short length. Acceptable.

2007 Fra Guerau Montsant Rose (50% Syrah, 25% Garnacha, 25% Merlot)
Clear, pale garnet color. Clean, medium youthful aromas of strawberry and orange zest. Dry, medium body, light tannins, medium acid and alcohol with a spicy strawberry flavor. Good+/Drink now.

All of these wines are available locally, priced between $10 and $15.