Monday, January 16, 2012

Licia Albariño 2010

I got caught at the right time to open one of my few remaining Albariño wines.  Shirley, decided to cook up a broiled salmon steak with some baked Ore-Ida 'Fast Food Fries" and a garden salad for dinner.  Tonight it was a Licia Albariño 2010 ($13).
This is a Albariño that I found at one of the counties larger wine outlets.   I have become very fond of this grape, which until recently was hard to find locally.  It does appear, however, that this grape is now becoming very popular and easier to find.  That's great to see, because it makes a very nice wine.
Aromas were filled with lemon, peach,.some green apple and just a hint of mineral.  On the palate there was a crisp flavor of peach and honeydew melon which led to a very long zesty finish.
The Albariño has amazed me over the past year and continues to do so.  The Licia is maybe the best of what I have tasted so far. For white wine lovers who have not yet experienced this remarkable Spanish wine, I highly recommend you give them a try.   The Licia Albariño is a very reasonably priced nice one to start enjoying this exquisite dry white wine from the Rias Baixas region in Northern Spain.

4 comments:

Catherine said...

The wine sounds wonderful! Thank you for visiting. I always look forward. Blessings, Catherine xo

Unknown said...

The wine seems delicious. Want to try it one of these days for our gatherings. You might also want to visit www.gourmandia.fr and www.everythinglemon.com for more exciting recipes that you'll surely love. Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

I just tried it for lunch with chicken paillard. It has a wonderful nose and on the palate is citrus, honey with a lingering finish. A wonderful white for seafood and chicken. Summer sipping at its best. Finally, the albarino wines have arrived!The price is right too

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite producer of Albarino. I had it first at a restaurant in Charlotte, NC. Can't find the 2011 on wine-searcher.com. Is it usual for it to take two years from vintage to see the Albarinos in USA stores?