Last time we looked a grenache a red wine, this time we’ll go for some a different white, Albarino from Galicia in Spain. These whites have something different to offer the white wine lover.

Albarino is noted for its distinctive aroma, very similar to that of Viognier, suggesting apricot and
peach. The wine produced is unusually light, and generally high in acidity with low alcohol levels of 11.5-12.5%. produces white wines with good acidity, rich, but dry mouth feel and peachy fruit characters.

In recent years Albarino has attracted the attention of Australian winemakers, as they strive to produce interesting varietal wines. But, earlier this year it was discovered that grape growers and wine makers in Australia have selling mis-labelled Albarino for over a decade. What they thought was this great Spanish grape,turned out to be a French grape called Savagnin (this grape is different from the sauvignon blanc grape we all know it is mainly found in Jura in France).

As a result Spain remains the world leader in Albarino and the Sin Palabras Albarino we have on offer for August is a fantastic example of this wine with its nice depth of nutty fruit, peach and pear notes. This wine is made from 50 year old vines and is loaded with personalityit has great texture in the mouth and a delicous fresh finish.

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