A review of 2014 Aríos Aguafuerte for Weekend Wine Reviews # 343.
2014 Aríos Aguafuerte
2014 Aríos Aguafuerte, 100% Albariño grapes. Galicia, Spain. Wine Awesomeness. They say: on the nose - bursting with freshly macerated white peaches and an enormous bouquet of green leafy herbs. On the palate - freshly squeezed mint lemonade with the texture of getting sand in your mouth while lounging at the beach. In the glass - fragrant white floral and honeyed fruit notes matched with the sweet savory sea salt with create an unami dreamland. It so damn cheery, slightly off-dry, but so luminous and shiny on the palate. Crunchy citrus, gold tropical fruit and sunshine in a glass.
This wine is from Galicia, Spain. The land of 1000 rivers. The vineyard where these grapes were grown sits on a slope between two estuaries and just upstream from the Umia river. This gives the soil a gravelly silty texture that translates into the wine. These are young vines. We say: We loved this wine! It was sweet and tart, even a little buttery. Complex and refreshing!