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Licia Albarino 2008

Licia Albarino 2008

Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain

Price: $15.99
Item No. 100606
  • WS88
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The name "Licia" is a shortening of the word Galicia, the name of the region in northwest Spain, from where this wine originates. Sourced from the southern most vineyards of the Condado de Tea and O Rosal subzones in Rías Baixas. Licia shows good structure and finesse. This 100% Albarino is fermented completely in steel to preserve the fresh character of the variety.

Straw yellow with greenish hues, the Lícia Albariño has strong varietal characteristics with hints of citrus, such as grapefruit, candied fruit and quince jelly, along with notes of fresh herbs, green apples and minerals. It is full-bodied and well-balanced, highlighting the aromas of citrus and green apple. With a long and persistent finish, this wine pairs well with grilled fish, any kind of seafood, rice dishes, salads and vegetables.

Critical Acclaim

"Peach, pear and pine flavors are fresh and focused in this well-structured white. Crisp grapefruit acidity keeps it firm, and mineral and herbal notes linger. Drink now. 4,166 cases made. "
88 Points

Learn About Licia

The Lícia label is a project between Winebow and winery owner Jose Limeres, a native of the Galician town of Pontevedra. Limeres, owner of several successful restaurants in Madrid, entered the wine business when he was searching for a reliable supplier of quality wines for his restaurants. He bought his first property in O Rosal and planted native varieties that flourished in its...

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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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