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Albada

Albada
2015 Macabeo, Calatayud

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Albada
2015 Macabeo, Calatayud

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Brilliant golden straw color. Floral, tropical aromas and flavors of lemon blossoms, sour sop and honeydew, and pickled melon rind and mango with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting overtones of whole peach, green apple, and earth with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A silky, tasty Spanish white with great purity and finesse.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon blossoms, sour sop and honeydew, and pickled melon rind and mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of whole peach, green apple, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Swordfish With Mango Salsa, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, tasty Spanish white with great purity and finesse.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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