Bodegas Valduero Garcia Viadero Bianco de Albillo 2012
While much attention is given to the value of Spanish red wine, far less ink is spilled over the whites. That’s a shame as in my opinion, Spain makes some of the best value whites in the world, particularly for fish and seafood dishes.
Bodegas Valduero is new to the BC market, but has already garnered some buzz in the industry. This white is made from the indigenous grape Albillo, and is the first time that grapes has been in B.C. within my memory. Though the grape is naturally low in acid, the wine is made in a clean, fresh style from 12 year old vines grown at 840 metres above sea level in calcarious clay and partial sand soils in Ribera del Duero (though the wine bears the more general Castilla y Leon CO).
As for the wine, it’s delicious. Orchard fruit with a salty, herbal finish. Fresh, clean, summer. Delicious and easy but engaging and true.
Grab some for warmer weather, or in anticipation thereof. This won’t last long.
Very Good and Highly Recommended Value
$27 at BCLDB