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O Rosal Rías Baixas Albariño

9.1474 ratings
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O Rosal, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Albariño
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / spices, a certain sharpness

Vintage 2015 / spices, a certain sharpness

May 9th, 2020
Randy Fuller

This is a great Rias Baixas wine. It is complex, with a nose going light on the flowers and heavy on the fruit - lemon and orange mainly. There is also a touch of lanolin and a hint of apricot. On the palate, it’s fruit up front, with some serious salinity and a very nice acidity that’s as fresh as springtime.

This is a great Rias Baixas wine. It is complex, with a nose going light on the flowers and heavy on the fruit - lemon and orange mainly. There is also a touch of lanolin and a hint of apricot. On the palate, it’s fruit up front, with some serious salinity and a very nice acidity that’s as fresh as springtime.

Mar 31st, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / Gold colour, oxydative nose, powerfull taste, gastronomical wine, not a everyone’s friend (positive 😉)

Vintage 2015 / Gold colour, oxydative nose, powerfull taste, gastronomical wine, not a everyone’s friend (positive 😉)

Aug 31st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2018 flowers in smell, plums in taste, refinement

Vintage 2018 flowers in smell, plums in taste, refinement

Apr 17th, 2019
Bassel Sommelier

Beautiful wine, crisply fruity

Beautiful wine, crisply fruity

Sep 1st, 2018
Randy Fuller

This wine is a little more than two-thirds Albariño rounded out by Caiño Blanco and Loueira, two grapes from the northwestern Iberian peninsula. It has a lovely golden-green hue and a brisk nose of stone fruit, Meyer lemon and flowers. The palate shows those qualities plus a hefty load of minerals and acidity, enough to make oysters a great idea.

This wine is a little more than two-thirds Albariño rounded out by Caiño Blanco and Loueira, two grapes from the northwestern Iberian peninsula. It has a lovely golden-green hue and a brisk nose of stone fruit, Meyer lemon and flowers. The palate shows those qualities plus a hefty load of minerals and acidity, enough to make oysters a great idea.

May 4th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Orchard and tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, peach, faint white flowers, desiccated and oxidative. Apple and pear sauce, citrus and minerals: granite or limestone. Vegetal on the palate. Medium plus to elevated acidity. Pale straw.

Orchard and tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, peach, faint white flowers, desiccated and oxidative. Apple and pear sauce, citrus and minerals: granite or limestone. Vegetal on the palate. Medium plus to elevated acidity. Pale straw.

Mar 8th, 2018
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.2

Thinking about Albariños; and my recent visit to this region in Spain 🇪🇸 The Galician climate receives moisture from the Atlantic and is mostly sticky, warm and rainy with rain ☔️ most days during the year. Winters are a bit harsh and cold. The humid, salt air is what this viticultural environment is all about. The mostly white wines made here are highly acidic, with notes of tart, green apple 🍏 and white flowers. This particular wine was enjoyed with a dish of Tile fish at Chef Norman Van Aken’s 1921 Restaurant in Mt Dora, FL. This wine was beautifully complex, round, dry but not overtly so. It was a delicate balance of fruit and earthiness. Sophisticated and elegant. I will look for this one again.

Thinking about Albariños; and my recent visit to this region in Spain 🇪🇸 The Galician climate receives moisture from the Atlantic and is mostly sticky, warm and rainy with rain ☔️ most days during the year. Winters are a bit harsh and cold. The humid, salt air is what this viticultural environment is all about. The mostly white wines made here are highly acidic, with notes of tart, green apple 🍏 and white flowers. This particular wine was enjoyed with a dish of Tile fish at Chef Norman Van Aken’s 1921 Restaurant in Mt Dora, FL. This wine was beautifully complex, round, dry but not overtly so. It was a delicate balance of fruit and earthiness. Sophisticated and elegant. I will look for this one again.

Jan 21st, 2018
Tim Mustill

Gentle fizz, subtle dryness. A real grower, one for summer.

Gentle fizz, subtle dryness. A real grower, one for summer.

4 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Alick Robertson

A slightly heavier Albarino than most but these guys can do it with some (a little) blending of other native grapes that only they can do .. Gives more complexity while maintaining that galician freshness we love albarino for. Of course these guys are no minor operation - they gave me a magnum with my name printed on it just for visiting. A very classy wine which has a permanent spot in my rack. 18.5

A slightly heavier Albarino than most but these guys can do it with some (a little) blending of other native grapes that only they can do .. Gives more complexity while maintaining that galician freshness we love albarino for. Of course these guys are no minor operation - they gave me a magnum with my name printed on it just for visiting. A very classy wine which has a permanent spot in my rack. 18.5

4 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2014