AlbariÃ±o wines from the north-west of Spain are on a hot streak right now as people look for something else ““ but close to the ‘same’, as in their beloved Pinot Grigio. What you get with AlbariÃ±o is a straightforward dry white ““ less glam than Chardonnay, less weird than Sauvignon, but more characterful than Pinot Grigio. Think Pinot Grigio from a seaside location ““ bright ‘n breezy, with a squirt of lemon. I love the sports car zip in this example. I’d take a case to the cottage ““ if I had one. But I’ll be putting a few bottles in my patio bar fridge.
BODEGAS EIDOSELA 15 AlbariÃ±o, Rias Baixas, Spain 336271 Vintages $15.95