This week on, Let’s Talk Wine, I will be discussing the 2015 Pazo Castrelo, Albarino. This wine is 100% Albarino from Rias Baixas, which is in Northwestern Spain, right over the top of Portugal. This wine is unique because the grapes are grown on such steep slopes close to the Atlantic Ocean which gives the wine a saline character.
The 2015 Pazo Castrelo shows bright golden yellow with good viscosity and concentration. On the nose you will find ripe gala apples, yellow peaches, white flowers and sea spray. The palette has fresh ripe fruit with a touch of tart green apple, and a slight salty, mineral finish. This wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel and is meant to be drank young.
Albarino is great during the spring and summer and pairs beautifully with any appetizers, oysters, salads, and crab rolls. This wine can be found at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, Northeast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, Bluecoast and Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany, Lupo Italian Kitchen and Bluecoast in Rehoboth, and Matt’s Fish Camp and Fish On in Lewes.