2011 Davide Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1135950 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale yellow. Orange zest, lemongrass, white flowers and chalk on the intensely perfumed nose, with vibrant minerality adding lift. Juicy, focused and floral-accented citrus and orchard fruit flavors are fleshed out with notes of melon and honey and expand in the glass. Packs a solid punch but carries zero excess fat, finishing with excellent cut and lingering florality.  (9/2012)

K&L Notes

David Acha is obsessive. He is not just the owner and winemaker for Davide, but the person who selected the funky bottle, the label designer, and person responsible for sourcing the high quality of fruit purchased from various small, organic growers in the Salnes valley. This wine is intentionally bottled on the late side to nourish the wine on its lees and lend complexity. Spicy, mineral inflected fruit aromas almost bring Meursault to mind. These lead to rich, spicy yellow fruit, with a broad mouthfeel and no shortage of acidity. This is drinking very well now, though if you're curious to age it I suspect you will be rewarded by stashing several bottles away for another few years. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2013 | Send Email
Salty notes, fruity and zesty, lots of tangy acidity, and plenty of zip. This is a food wine to drink with anything light - salads, appetizers, almost anything. Lovely.

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.

Rias Baixas

Alcohol Content (%): 12.5