Sunday, May 10, 2015

Adega Sameirás Viña do Avó Blanco

Adega Sameirás Viña do Avó Blanco 2013Ribeiro, Spain
Ribeiro -- translating to "the river bank" in Galician -- is a region in Galicia along the banks of the Mino River. This wine from Adega Sameirás is a blend of many native Spanish and Portuguese grapes from this region.

Review: This wine is a medium lemon color with aromas of honeydew melon, blossom, and lemon custard. It's dry with medium acid and a broad, mouthfilling texture. The Viña do Avó has lovely flavors of ripe quince, candied lemon peel, and more melon. The finish has some oomph to it and lingers longer than I would expect. Quite lovely.

This wine is dominated by Treixadura, Godello, and Galician Torrontés (unique and different from Argentine Torrontés). This combination of interesting, aromatic grapes makes for a delicious sipping!

Food Pairing: A light melon and citrus salad. Or maybe some BBQ chicken. So versatile!

Bottom Line: Full flavor, round body, great price. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: Ribeiro DO (Denominación de Orixe)
  • GRAPES: Treixadura, Godello, Galician Torrontés, Albariño, Lado, Caiño Blanco
  • BOOZE: 15%
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2018

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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