2016 Albarino (Veiga da Princesa)
Veiga da Princesa, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain 2016100% Albarino WHITE PEACH & PASSIONFRUIT, LIME, DELICATE HERBAL SPICE Bright, medium-bodied, and bearing the Albariño grape's wonderful combination of tropical perfume and restrained yet vibrant clarity, this tantalizingly textbook example of the variety from Manuel Mendez brims with zesty, ripe fruit, racy acidity, and signature seafood-companionship to pique our pinings for surf and sun (or at least some sensational ceviche tacos). Albariño takes its name from the idea that its a native of Germany (hence Alba-Riño “white of the Rhein”), but we now know it to be native to this stretch of northwestern Iberia. Serving Suggestion: Shrimp tempura & pineapple maki topped w/ lightly scorched yellowfin. Tangy, creamy cheeses w/ toasted rye or sourdough bread & dill.