Abellio Albariño is in the Salnes Valley and the vineyards sit on some of the best sites of Rias Baixas in the sub-regions of Salnes, Condado and Ulla. The vines are seven to twenty years old. The soils are 50 percent granitic with equal proportions of clay and sand mixed in. The grapes are barely crushed before a stainless-steel ferment. The wine is fresh and bright with a mix of pear, green apple and stone fruit aromas and flavours and a fine line of citrus supporting its length and clean, crisp finish. Lovely energy and balance. Think fish cakes, fish tacos, squid shellfish and jamon. Good value.
Score: 89 points -- Anthony Gismondi, April 2017