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Bodegas Marques de Vizhoja Torre La Moreira Albarino - Review

Rías Baixas, Spain

Our Selection for Wine of the Week October 15, 2012

A bottle of Bodegas Marques de Vizhoja Torre La Moreira Albarino, our wine of the week

Bodegas Marqués de Vizhoja
Torre La Moreira Albariño

Rías Baixas, Spain

Founded in 1966 by Mariano Peláez, Marqués de Vizhoja is located in southeastern Galicia, on the Spanish-Portuguese border. It is considered an ambassador of Albariño wines, helping to raise interest and educate the world on the region and varietal. Interestingly, the winery is committed to the integration of disabled minorities and, as such, branded Torre La Moreira with the world's first braille Albariño label. Blended from 100 per cent estate-grown grapes, it boasts a bright bouquet of aromas including white flowers, lemongrass and pear. Offering an interesting interplay of sweet and tart, the wine's flavors include juicy citrus, apple and Asian pear with a pleasant, lingering note of dried apricot on the finish. The Albariño's flavor profile does include a faint acetone note, which makes it better suited for pairing with food than serving on its own. Try it with whitefish in a lemon and caper butter or a citrus-infused ceviche. The wine would also work well with soft goat's cheeses, white wine-poached chicken with an herb salad or a bacon quiche.

Rating: 13/20

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