2010 Benito Santos "Saiar" Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1071832

ZIP. Not zip as in zero, or zilch, but rather to describe the focused, linear quality of this awesome white. Aromatically, this pristine expression shows citrus, stone fruits, apple, and a reserved, classy minerality that brings Muscadet to mind. Not a hint of peachy, banana-y starter Albariño qualities here. Same exact thing on the palate. In a word: ZIP. If you think you know Albariño and want to further explore the variety, Benito Santos' offerings would be a terrific place to start. Benito Santos was one of the original growers in Rias Baixas when the D.O. was created. The company that now bears his name farms Albariño in three distinct vineyards in Salnés. Each of the vineyards is owned by the church and each is dominated by an 8th century chapel. Benito Santos leases the vines in perpetuity. All of the vines are certified organic by CREAGA, the first vineyards certified in Galicia.

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Spain

- 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.
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