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O Rosal Rías Baixas Albariño

9.1409 ratings
9.134 pro ratings
O Rosal, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Albariño
Shellfish
Top Notes For
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
Meredith 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
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Nice balance. Light nose and palate. Lovely food wine.

Nice balance. Light nose and palate. Lovely food wine.

2 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2016
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

8.8

Mostly Albariño with some Loureira and Caino Blanco. Fatter than an Albariño usually is. Can't pinpoint the finish but the light effervescence almost overshadows the aroma. A touch savory, strongly pointing to the aromatic side of Albariño. A contender.

Mostly Albariño with some Loureira and Caino Blanco. Fatter than an Albariño usually is. Can't pinpoint the finish but the light effervescence almost overshadows the aroma. A touch savory, strongly pointing to the aromatic side of Albariño. A contender.

2 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
Jennifer Massolo

2015. A heftier example of Albariño. Richer mouthfeel. Good minerality.

2015. A heftier example of Albariño. Richer mouthfeel. Good minerality.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Deeper and richer thanks to a little bit of a few other grapes besides Albariño. Lemony, appley and nice and crispy.

Deeper and richer thanks to a little bit of a few other grapes besides Albariño. Lemony, appley and nice and crispy.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015