Bodegas del Palacio is located in the town of Cambados in the Rias Baixas region of Spain. The winery produces three white wines using the Albariño variety, as well as orujo, a Spanish liqueur.
The 2010 Albariño de Fefiñanes was 100% Albariño. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks. The labeled ABV was 13%.
In the midst of my research into the Albariño variety, I came across a timely blog post by David Lincoln Ross on his visit to Bodega del Palacio de Fefiñanes in Galacia. On the basis of his comments, I set upon a search for the winery’s product.
I was able to locate the 2010 Albariño de Fefiñanes. This turned out to be a good thing. In fact, I need to find some more of these.
The vineyards of Bodegas La Cana are located in the town of Ribadumia, in the province of Pontevedra, Spain. The vineyards are at the northern part of the Rias Baixas region.
The 2010 La Cana Albarino was 100% Albarino. The wine was aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks (80%) and French oak barrels (20%) for 6 months. The label listed ABV was 12%.
I have been on a search for my ideal Albarino. Previously, I had tasted Albarinos from Dom Bardo and Martin Codax. In his comments on my Dom Bardo post, a fellow wine blogger, Anatoli Levine of Talk-A-Vino (you should really go visit his blog, if you haven’t already) recommended La Cana to me.
I diligently set out to procure a bottle.
Bodegas Martin Codax is located in the town of Cambados in the Rias Baixas region of Spain. The winery produces five white wines and four liqueurs.
The 2010 Martin Codax Albarino was 100% Albarino. The wine was aged in stainless steel vats. The ABV was 12.93%.
I once had a superb Albarino. Of course, I did not take note of the name. Since then, I have been on a search for a great Albarino. I came across the Martin Codax at Wine Sellers. (I have also tracked down some La Cana Albarino, referred to me by Talk-A-Vino. I am picking it up this week and look forward to trying it.) My last go with this variety was the 2008 Dom Bardo Albarino. That venture did not fare very well.
Fortunately, things went better with this bottle of wine.
Bodegas Dom Bardo is located in the Pontevedra province in the Rias Baixas section of Spain.
The winery is owned by a cooperative of several vineyards and produces only one white wine.
The 2008 Dom Bardo Albarino was 100% Albarino and was aged in stainless steel vats (I wish I’d know that prior to purchase!).
I was looking for a new white to cook with (and to sip while cooking, of course) and this Albarino caught my eye. In hindsight, I wish it hadn’t.