Saturday, April 4, 2009

Salneval Albarino 2007

Salneval Albarino 2007
Origin: Rias Baixas, Spain
Blend: Albariño (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: March 2009
Purchase price: $9.99

Our review: Medium gold in color, this wine has pleasing aromas of tropical fruit and orange blossom. The fruit flavors, most notably orange, are vibrant on the palate and nicely balanced. The finish is slightly disappointing; there is some depth and complexity but it's brevity doesn't allow for full development.

Our rating: We enjoyed this wine with broiled chicken over lightly sauteed pasta. It would also work well alone or with an appetizer platter. We rate it Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Light straw in color, the nose of this Albariño is seductive with honey, pear and tropical fruit and a slight mineral component. It is racy and zesty with citrus and floral flavors in the mouth, yet is round and soft at the same time."

Salneval Albarino 2007icon is available to purchase from

Winery website: Condes de Albarei. Note: As of the date of this review, this wine is not mentioned on the winery website. The taste profile was taken from the distributor's description.

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