It is an exceedingly pale greenish-lemon colour but brings the aromatic pizzazz almost immediately thanks to a captivating (I see you, tech sheet) mix of icy, exotic and mineral notes, from banana leaf and honeydew to epsom salts and 7-UP to tiger balm and kiwi. The Albia then clamps down hard and gets serious quickly on the palate, led by a piercingly tart jolt of lemon pith and grapefruit seed extract, the aromatic flesh of Chardonnay and Malvasia largely stripped away and succumbed to the Sauvignon Blanc motor. The result is achingly fresh and laden with chalky substance and outrageous focused acidity, but it would have been fun to see this follow through a bit further on the playful nose and undo the top button. I was promised tech sheet informality...
Score: 90 points -- Peter Vetsch, pop&pour.ca, 2018
Pale straw yellow colour. The nose is elegant with hints of white peach, passion fruit and notes of orange blossom. Smooth and elegant is the entry on the mouth. A freshly scented skin balanced with minerality and fine acidity notes. Long on the palate with caressing aftertaste, that confirms the harmonious sensations on the nose.