16/10/2017 – Abellio, Rias Baixas Albariño 2016

(2017) Made by Bodegas Gallegas in the Salnés zone of Rias Baixas on the extreme northwest of Atlantic Spain, this is a good, solid example that might not have attracted my attention but for the fact that is on offer at an almost giveaway £3.99 for two days in UK Lidl stores, 21st and 22nd October 2017. That embeds it even further into the 'useful everyday white' category. Fresh and fruity, it misses the mineral saltiness of the best examples, but the apple peel and citrus nose is joined by a hint of something floral. Dry on the palate (just 3g/l of residual sugar) it is balanced between the simple gluggy fruit and a good dollop of acidity. Watch the video for more information.


  1. I picked up a 2015 as well mixed in with the 2016 at Lidl today. it has a neck collar stickers. Decenater bronze 2015. i assume it may have a little more body

    1. Gavin, let me know how it is drinking. I would normally consider these as wines for drinking rather than collating, but nice to be able to compare the two, and it should still be just fine.

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