Bouza do Rei Albarino Rias Baixas Lagar 2009

White Blends from Rias Baixas, Spain

Item No. 107488
  • white wine
  • WS90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

#64 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Aromas of fresh peach and apple butter. Honeyed nectarine and peach flavors laced with youthful acids.Great length with a spritzy, green-apple tang. This is a white wine with nice acid backbone, excellent fruitiness, light, and an appropriate wine to complement fish and shellfish. The ideal temperature to drink this wine is about 55 degrees F.

Critical Acclaim

"This shows impressive power for the region, with a waxy texture, a full body and expressive vanilla and leesy notes that support pear and grapefruit flavors. A distinctive wine. Drink now through 2012."
90 Points

Learn About Bouza do Rei Map ItMap It

Bouza do Rei is situated in Ribadumía in the heart of the Salnes valley, between the estuaries of Arousa and Pontevedra, the largest coastal plain in Galicia. It is one of the most fertile areas of land, and is considered to be a historical sub-region of Albariño, presenting one of the flattest orographies. In fact, the vines are normally grown on small hills which rarely reach...

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Learn About Rias Baixas

(REE-ez BUY-shuss) Just above the Portuguese border lies Rias Baixas, Spain's prominent white wine region. Situated in Galacia, the region is wet and rainy with some large temperature changes due to its proximity to the coast. The main grape of note here is Albarino, the white variety known for creating fragrant and fruity wines perfect for seafood. The bottles are easily...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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