Mar de Frades Albarino Rias Baixas 2021
Region: Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Mar de Frades 2021 is lively and intense, with juicy fruit (pear and apricot), white flowers (gardenia) and tropical fruits (lychee, pineapple) that hold delicate balsamic and fresh nuances. In the mouth, it is fluid and refreshing, and at the same time tasty and energetic. Its perfectly drawn acidity evokes the Galician landscape and envelops you in a saline and vibrant sensation with a consistent, long-lasting finish. It is pure Atlantic character in Albariño form.
Mar de Frades, a Galician word meaning “Sea of Friars”, is the name given to the location opposite the ría Arousa, at the mouth of the river Umia, where the old pilgrims disembarked to continue their journey towards Santiago de Compostela. The history has always run parallel to that of the D.O. Rías Baixas, which emerged the following year after the winery was established. They were pioneers in the place that represents the deepest winegrowing traditions of the Val do Salnés, where the legend of Albariño begins and Spain’s most sophisticated and elegant white wines are produced.