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Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas
Adegas Valminor
Spain - Galicia - Rias Baixas   

Albariño is a Portuguese grape, native to the Miño River region, which separates Galicia & the Rias Baixas DO from Portugal. Albariño has a characteristic citrus aroma & high acidity.

Valminor Albarino presents a yellow straw color. On the nose, the wine shows a wide fruity range of aromas, with notes of fresh grapefruit, apricot and melon. In the mouth, Valminor combines fruity flavors and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste and slight spritziness. 

Specifications
Appellation
Rias Baixas
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Albarino
Soil type
stone & metamorphic schist
Vinification
Hand harvested. Cold maceration at 10 degrees C for 6 hours. Soft pressing. Static settling of the juice in stainless steel tanks. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. Stabilized and filtered via tangential filter & bottling.
Pairings

Perfect with seafood - fish tacos, ceviche, grilled shellfish, grilled and baked white fish, seafood pasta.

Reviews and News

2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - IWSC

2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - IWSC

2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards

2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards

"Vibrant nose of stone fruit, tropical melon and lemon peel. Fresh palate, energetic and juicy.
decanter bronze 2019




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2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 91 PTS - JS

2018 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Green apples, green peppercorns, lemon zest and orange blossom. Bright and steely, this is a medium-bodied white which delivers a minerally palate with cutting acidity. Drink now."
- James Suckling (July 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards

2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards

2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright straw-yellow. Mineral-tinged orange zest, pear and jasmine scents are complemented by a subtle touch of quinine. Shows very good clarity and tension to its juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors, which deepen slowly on the back half. Lingers with strong persistence, leaving floral and orange notes behind. (All stainless steel.) - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2019), 90 pts

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2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 89 PTS - JD

2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Albariño Rias Baixas (100% Albariño) is a relatively fruity, almost tropical white, yet it still has this solid underlying, flinty minerality as well as bright acidity that keeps it fresh, clean, and interesting. Clean, nicely balanced and certainly delicious, it’s a versatile white to enjoy over the coming year or so."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 89 pts

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2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

2017 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Tropical-fruit aromas include notes of pineapple and mango. This has an easy-to-like palate with pulpy weight and just enough acidity. Peachy flavors include a note of honeydew melon, while this shows a saline character on the finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 88 pts - BEST BUY

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2016 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - TOP 100 BEST BUYS - WE

2016 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - TOP 100 BEST BUYS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Dry aromas of pithy citrus fruits come with a hint of fresh-cut grass. This feels steely and pure, with flavors of citrus fruits, nectarine and green apple. A racy finish offers tropical fruit flavors and a spot of bitterness."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2017), 90 pts - BEST BUY
Rank #56 on the TOP 100 BEST BUY WINES FOR 2017

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2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - GOLD STAR AWARD - NOFFLA

2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - GOLD STAR AWARD - NOFFLA

noffla logo"From the cool Spanish North Western region of Rias Baixas in Galicia, this ultra-typical Albariño combines jasmine aromas, a rich fruity palate with a steely crisp mouth-feel."
- NOFFLA (National Off-Licence Association, October 10th 2016), GOLD STAR AWARD

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2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 92 PTS - DECANTER WWA

2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 92 PTS - DECANTER WWA

decanter logo 250"Gloriously aromatic with jasmine and flint notes; very scented. Full and fleshy palate, a mineral follow-through and intense, harmonious finish. A very lovely Albarino that is so pure."
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, 92 pts - Highly recommended

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2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(all stainless steel) Pale gold. A highly expressive bouquet evokes fresh peach, melon and passionfruit, and a minerally nuance adds vivacity. Silky and open-knit, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Deftly plays richness oF vivacity and finishes long and smooth, featuring an echo of ripe peach and bracing ginger and mineral notes.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 90 pts

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2014 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Pale, green-tinged yellow. Suave, mineral-tinged orange, pear and honeysuckle aromas pick up a gingery nuance with aeration. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering juicy citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel on the back half. Closes with strong punch and spicy cut, leaving floral and lemon pith notes behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2016), 90 pts

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2013 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - IWC

2013 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 90 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 90 pts"Light yellow. Fragrant, mineral-accented bouquet evokes citrus fruits, honeysuckle, green tea and ginger, plus a hint of pungent herbs. Racy and focused on the palate, with tangy citrus pith and mineral flavors joined by a deeper note of pear in the mid-palate. This nervy, focused albarino finishes with very good energy and lingering minerality."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 90 pts

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2012 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 92 PTS Best Buy - W&S

2012 Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas - 92 PTS Best Buy - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"A robust albariño, this wine's complex flavors layer lemon zest and lime leaf with prickly pear and a meatier note, like the gaminess and salty tang of heritage pork. The citrus flavors dominate in the finish with their mouthwatering depths. Approachable now, this will benefit from several years of age."
- Wine and Spirits Magazine (August 2014), 92 pts + Best Buy

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2010 Valminor Albariño - Excellent - BiggerThanYourHead.net

2010 Valminor Albariño - Excellent - BiggerThanYourHead.net

"Valminor Albariño 2010, Rías Baixas, Spain. 12.5% alc. This boldly spicy and savory albarino offers real grip and limestone fortitude with enticing citrus and grapefruit scents and flavors, whiffs of jasmine and camellia, hints of apple skin and roasted pear; eminently refreshing, spring rain and sea-salt with a bracing punch of earth and bitterness on the finish. One of the best albariños. Excellent. About $20."

BiggerThanYourHead.net (Friday Wine Sips, March 2012), EXCELLENT

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2010 Valminor Albariño - 90 PTS - IWC

2010 Valminor Albariño - 90 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International WIne Cellar 90 Pts"Pale yellow-gold. High-pitched aromas of lemon zest, honeysuckle and spices. Sappy, floral-accented citrus and pear skin flavors show good depth and a refreshingly bitter quality on the back half. Dry and precise, with a spicy edge to the long, clean, powerful finish."

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Josh Raynolds Sept/Oct 2011), 90pts

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2010 Valminor Albariño - 88 PTS - WA

2010 Valminor Albariño - 88 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 88 Pts"Adegas Valminor's 2010 Albarino displays an inviting bouquet of mineral, lemon zest, melon, and spring flowers. This leads to a medium-bodied, spicy, savory, nicely proportioned Albarino with plenty of volume and length. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."

Wine Advocate (June 2011), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Adegas Valminor

Carlos Gómez established Adegas Valmiñor in 1997, building and opening new facilities in 2001. A trained executive with extensive experience in the wine business, Carlos has continued to expand the ...
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