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Pink wine has many meanings. To some it conjures up sweetness in a bottle, but to champagne lovers, it can be the best of all cuvées and in this case the non-vintage Bruno Paillard Rosé Première may be one Champagne's best efforts. Bright in pink and salmon, this one immediately comes to the fore to brighten one's day or to highlight it even more. In the aroma, the one emits wild strawberries and a sprinkle of fresh flowers; medium bodied and quite serious on the palate; dry and crisp on the palate; focused red fruit flavors seem to last forever and that is a great thing with the experience is so joyous. (Tasted: October 21, 2014, San Francisco, CA)
A rosa rugosa scent melds with hints of green tea in the deep red fruitiness of this rose. It's both floral and rooty, lacy and formidable, its bubbles glimmering through the flavors like light through red stained glass.
Bright and aromatic with distinctive floral and fruity characteristics, Albariño has enjoyed a surge in popularity over the last couple of decades. This grape claims dual citizenship of both Spain (in the Rías Baixas region) and Portugal, where it is widely planted in the northwest and is known as Alvarinho. In recent years, plantings have increased throughout California.
In the Glass
Bursting with rich, ripe flavor, Albariño can show flavors of orange blossom, grapefruit, lime, apple, pear, melon, and white peach. It may also have notes of almond paste, fresh cut grass, jasmine, or geranium. The best examples boast zingy acidity and often a briny, mineral quality. It is typically fermented in stainless steel to preserve the purity of its fruity flavors, though oak-aged examples can provide a weighty yet refreshing alternative to Chardonnay with surprising potential for aging. Due to Albariño’s thick skins and large number of pips, it often shows a bit of bitterness on the palate.
Albariño loves seafood, and can be paired with a variety of marine delicacies. Its distinctive waxy texture and lemony acidity make it a perfect pairing with fresh sardines, oysters, octopus, or squid.
Albariño is considered an aromatic variety, and actually shares many chemical compounds with Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat. If you enjoy these elegantly perfumed whites, chances are you’ll love Albariño.