Mar del Frades Albariño 2006

Mar de Frades Albarino 2006

This albariño is a little bit different to many of the wines we have seen here in Australia. And even though most albariños are food wines, this one is especially so. These guys really emphasise the relationship between the sea and the food and wine traditions of Galicia, right down to the blue bottle with waves at its base. There is also a little gimmick here, if you look at the larger image there is no blue ship on the front label. If you bung the bottle in the fridge for a bit, a blue ship will appear when the wine is cold enough to drink.

Note the blue ship that appears when the wine is cold enough to drink

Something a bit different on the nose: honeysuckle, lemon, ripe melon and seaside undergrowth. In the mouth its an acid forward style, showing some minerals followed up some apple, peach and apricot fruit in the middle. The finish shows off more crunchy minerals and tangy acid. A big bowl of mussels is in order when you’ve got a bottle of this in the fridge, but maybe a bit too much acid for drinking by itself. 89Pts

Source: Broadway Liquor Distributors Price: $40 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.mardefrades.com

2 thoughts on “Mar del Frades Albariño 2006

  1. Dave, I’m glad you liked this wine, as I have grown to love it as well. The few times I’ve had it, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the fresh and bright mouthfeel along with the light mineral, white fruit finish. Great little wine.

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