I met my very first Galician grape 13 years ago in Mallorca. Having a reputation for all night parties filled with ample liquor, I’d gone with bad grace and low expectations. I should have known better… Mallorca is beautiful in early February with almond blossoms bursting forth – its blissful, heady perfume everywhere. […]
On Saturday, after a long, and rather arduous day of perusing FITUR, a gigantic tourism fair in Madrid, we decided to give Luis Alonso-Lasheras a last minute call to see if he was available to provide us a personal tour of is his wine shop, Vinarium. And despite the pressing […]
2004 Quinta do Feital Vinho Regional Minho Auratus – Portugal, Minho, Vinho Regional Minho (9/8/2006)Alvarinho/Trajadura blendDeep daisey yellow in color. The nose took a bit to open up but when it did it showed white flowers, some rich citrus and a lot of cantelope! Completely dry in the mouth the […]
2005 Pazo Casanova Ribeiro – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/11/2006) 85% Trexidura, 15% Albarino, Godello, and Loureira Light gold in color with a nose that is faint showing light citrus, and cream. In the mouth the wine is soft and creamy with steely flavors of pineapple, minerals, and harrelson apples. Very […]
2005 Pazo Casanova Ribeiro Maxima – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/11/2006) Treixadura Light cream notes with nuts and smokey minerals on the nose. In the mouth it has a good acidity with some citrus, and a medium body. Creamy pineapple flavors on the finish. I hoped for more from this wine.
Lightly scented grape that is found in the wines of Northern Portugal, most notably Vinho Verde, and the wines of Galicia in Spain. Often blended with other grapes such as Albariño, Loureiro, Lado or Torrontés. When utilized by itself tends to produce wines of light body with citrus flavors and […]
N.V. Vitivinícola do Ribeiro Treixadura Ribeiro Tostado de Costeira – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/4/2006)Rich golden color. The nose shows amond, honey and caramel notes. Rich and sweet in the mouth with a high acidity that balances it well. Intense flavors of wood, almonds, and honey. Very interesting and fun to […]