Wines From Spain Spotlighted On WBW#35

Here we are again gang!  Time for WBW#35, Spanish wines under $10.00!  I totally enjoy this Wednesday as so many suggestions pop up for new adventures in tasting. Our host is Michelle over at My Wine Education and we thank her for bringing us all together once again to enjoy everyone’s findings on this “hot” wine. 

 I have never seen the hype that Spanish wines are bringing us this year.  Lots of blogging on these wines lately.  But for good reason, it is Summer and we need those refreshing light to medium bodied wines to get us through the “scorcher” days.
Digging around in the Spanish section of the wine shop, I came upon this bottle of wine that was the grape I wanted to taste and was the right price, $9.99. I usually look for the type of grape I want to try and then I look at the labels.  OK, not really, I check out the labels first, as I am a wine label “enthusiast” and totally enjoy the artistic pleasures of a wine label.
A definite wine for summer is the 2006 Salneval Albarino from the region Galicia, appellation Rias Baixas, Spain.  Founded in 1988 (the same year the D.O. Rias Baixas was officially granted its charter), the winery is a cooperative of 362 grower/owners.  This winery is considered among the highest quality producers in the entire region.  The winery is located in the valley known as O Salnes, in the heart of the D.O. Rias Baixas.  It is two kilometers away from Cambados, in the province of “Galicia”.  Galicia is one of the oldest areas in Spain, settled originally by the Celts! 
Enough history, on with the wine!  Salneval Albarino is made from 100% Albarino grapes, has an alcohol volume of 12.5% and a cork closure.  When popping the cork, whiffs of lemon, lime with a touch of honeysuckle fill the air.  On the palate you will notice a light, dry, crisp taste of citrus fruits along with hint of minerals.  Not a long finish but a soft, refreshing one.
A nice, inexpensive, let’s hit the back deck type of wine.  A great wine to start the end of your day!

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