Made from 100% Albillo and not aromatically dissimilar to that of Viognier, Albillo is straw in color and an absolute joy to drink. It is smooth, not overly intense and a superior example of Spanish white wine.
Albillo is grown in Spain's Ribera Del Duero wine region, which produces a few of the countrys most famous wines. The Ribera del Duero is located in Castilla y Leon, in North Western Spain and has some of Spain's most treasured sites including six recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Their culture and history with food and wine is centuries old. The Albilllo is their native grape and I always enjoy finding something that has been made in a single place virtually uninfluenced by what others are doing or thinking.
Try this wine with a roasted pork or rice dish. A little Spanish Cheese would be perfect as well.
Queso Patacabra is a rustic goat’s milk cheese from the Aragon region of Spain. It comes both soft and hard, depending on the age of the wheel. The "wheel" also looks like a loaf of bread or perhaps more appropriately a goat’s leg. I enjoy it either soft and creamy or hard and aged. It has a light hint of flowers on the nose but is creamy and a bit salty in the mouth. This is a perfect pairing for a glass of Albillo.
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