This Albariño hails from Spain’s most celebrated white wine region. So why wasn’t I loving it?
The Spanish Connection
In Spain, the eye-opener was the Albariño from Rias Baixas. This crisp yet flavorful wine was a delight – especially paired with local seafood.
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A Different Take On Albariño
If I hadn’t been sipping some superb Albariño in Spain, I might have loved the Legado. The Vionta Albariño I tasted at the winery had a more pronounced acidity and more complexity. By comparison, the Legado was a bit flat.
The Legado has minimal acidity and more rounded flavors. With a floral nose, it has a soft body and flavors of peach and apple. The wine is thoroughly drinkable, but I prefer more acidity to contrast with the fruit notes. Especially with seafood, the acid provides the balance to the palette of fish flavors.
This wine is a good choice for those who prefer softer wines without the bite of acidity. I like my Albariño untamed and this one missed the mark.