Lot 654 | 2018 Spain
Spain's greatest white wine, straight from the historical birthplace of Albariño. Born of granitic, alluvial soils in the heart of Rías Baixas.
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Note - the 2018 vintage was bottled as Lot 654 (same # as the 2017) due to the govt shutdown in 2019 significantly impacting production schedules.
Lot 654 is born of granitic, alluvial soils a stone’s throw from the Ria de Arousa Estuary in the heart of the Salnés Valley of Rías Baixas, long known as the birthplace of Albariño and its greatest expression. Obviously I can’t name the producer, but they have some of the oldest plantings of Albariño in the region and you can be assured that the name is ubiquitous amongst Spanish sommeliers. Year after year, their Albariño has been rated 90+ by Galloni’s Vinous, Wine Enthusiast, and other top publications.
Lot 654 is their highest offering available in the US. Produced from some of the best free-run parcels and aged a few extra months on the lees, it's a terrific candidate for aging. Compare at $25.
nice intro to Spanish white wines
This one simply did not speak to me. I got the salty ocean and the clean finish but little else. Glad I tried it; will come back again after my my tastes are a little more refined and maybe I will pick up on some things I missed here.
Tasty Spanish White
I really liked it. I do not get any seashells, but it is tart, fruity, with a hint of salt. The acidity is fine, with a smooth finish. I will reload and try it with additional aging.
New to Albariño
I’m new to albarińo varietal and this has been a fantastic introduction. We’ve had it with seafood cioppino and seafood and pasta....let me say both were excellent pairings with this wine.
We love albarińo and this is a fantastic example. We’ve had it with seafood and recently cioppino and love the briny minerality and refreshing aromatics. If you are new to this type of wine, give it a try.
Such a great discovery
My wife likes dry whites, and Neither of us are big Chardonnay fans. We both like this wine. It’s not fruity but more of a mineral backbone that is refreshing and interesting. Great for hanging out on a patio on a warm afternoon.
Want to branch out to some white wines and this was a great surprise! Loved it!
Great value. Is a wine that can be enjoyed with a meal or as a sipper on a hot day
This wine is truly all purpose. We have enjoyed it as a sipper before dinner where it's crisp citrus flavor acts as a palette cleaner. We also have enjoyed it at dinner served with chicken francais . We also have served it with shrimp and scallops in a lemon butter sauce. This wine is a keeper. Great taste, great value!
I LOVE this Albarino from Rias Baixas and this is a great representation. It has has citrus bursts and racy minerality with a saline quality. It's like drinking a fresh breath of sea-air. Wonderful.
Light and Acidic
Nice wine to drink down here in hot sunny Florida. Loved it
Much better than our first Albarino
Two years ago we were introduced to Albarino by a friend in Sarasota. This is so much better than the one we first had and any of the others we have bought on our own. The price is right, it is super drinkable, and goes with much of what we eat in our attempts to stay Mediterranean. We reordered.