Adegas Condes de Albarei, located in the Val do Salnés sub-zone, is a cooperative of 400 members. Three styles of wine are produced (all 100% Albariño), including one aged in Galician oak. Wines are marketed under the Condes de Albarei and Salneval brands.
The Albariño was served with a dinner of ocean perch steamed in a little water and lots of bok choy and onion. This very light and tasty white fish was a very nice match for the wine.
Aromas were filled with sweet apple, peach, lime and some floral notes. A tasty palate was filled with peach, apple, some tropical fruit and a little grapefruit with some honeydew melon. I also got a little stone or slate in the mouth. The finish was nice with some citrus and melon. Good acidity with soft refreshing flavors, makes for a very versatile wine that will pair well with shellfish, white fish and summer salads.
Later in the evening, I finished the bottle of wine on the patio. Albariño is a perfect summer wine for just sipping and watching the sun go down. The Condes de Albarei is very inexpensive and Very Highly Recommended.