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, Valmiñor combines fruity flavors and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste with elegant aromas and slight spritziness. It is fresh and tasty, boasting a taste of apple and fruit with elegance.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Albarino||ABV:||12.5%|
Pre-selection and Albarino grape analysis from the vineyards. Final sorting on selection table in the winery before destemming. Cold maceration (10ºC/50°F) for 6-8 hours. Static settling of the juice. Pressing. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel under an automatic temperature control. Stabilization of the wine, filtering through a tangential filter and bottling. Resting in the bottle for thirty days prior to distribution.
Adegas Valminor wines are a perfect pairing for poultry, appetizers, fish-based rice, cod, grilled shellfish, grilled and baked white fish, pasta, and salads.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S1EE331023ABS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00190 3||1 07 84585 00190 0||$18.99|
"Vibrant nose of stone fruit, tropical melon and lemon peel. Fresh palate, energetic and juicy.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"(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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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