ONLINE - Rias Baixas - Albarino Tasting
RÍAS BAIXAS: THE HEARTLAND OF ALBARIÑO
D.O. Rías Baixas is widely acknowledged as the heartland of Spain’s most fashionable white grape variety, Albariño.
Join us ONLINE for a virtual tour of this beautiful region.
95% of all grapes grown here are Albariño grapes. Nestled up in the remote north west corner of Spain by the side of the Atlantic Ocean,
This is an area which is a far cry from the Spain of popular imagination, and as such remains a relatively undiscovered region to all but a few “in the know”. Yet the wine emanating from this delightful corner of Spain is certainly gaining recognition worldwide for its refreshing peach, elderflower, citrus and tropical fruit aromas and silken palate.
We will be taking a closer look at this region through two different wines and we will be delving into the different styles that can be found here – whether that be wines from the warmer, more southerly sub-regions of Condado do Tea and Rosal whose borders meander along the Miño river, skimming the top of Portugal or the more northerly, Atlantic-swept Salnés which produces white wines with bracing freshness and citrus crunch.
Then we have the white wine blends where native grape varieties such as Albariño, Treixadura, Loureira come together to produce delicious expressions of the area as well as those whites that are aged just that little bit longer on the lees to reveal yet more creamy layers of complexity.
Our two-wine ‘journey’ through this Galician region will allows you to gain a greater understanding of the differences and subtleties of wines from Rías Baixas – the heartland of Albariño.
AFTER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET (simply click on the BOOK NOW button below and pay online), just head to The Sipster Wine Merchant in Whiteabbey and pick up your high-quality, thick cotton, branded 'I love Albariño' shopper bag. This includes 2 bottles of Albariño in different styles for us to taste on the night.
The cost for the bag is £27 and includes a fabulous saving of £8 when you buy both. The wines are Bodegas Castro Martin Albariño from the Salnes Valley and Davila Albariño, a beautiful blend from the Rosal area of Galicia.
Places remaining: 15
Course Date/Time: Fri 24th Jul 2020 at 7.00pm
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: ONLINE via Zoom