Palacio de Fefinanes 2013 Albariño is a wonderfully refreshing style of wine – one of Europe’s finest examples of a dry aromatic white – the 2013 vintage combines superb finesse and elegance with lovely minerality, and acquires a more honeyed richness with age.
This is a great opportunity to tread off the beaten track in this cool, wet green corner of northwest Spain. Here, Albariño has taken over nearly all the vineyards, but high fashion in this case means that the good winemakers, like Juan Gil, Marqués de Figueroa, are paying great attention to quality.
This Albariño is the perfect foil for spicy Asian dishes, with the ability to cut through the rich, spicy flavours.
Fefinanes was founded in the early 20th Century in the spectacular Fefiñanes Palace, built in 1647 by Viscount Fefiñanes Gonzalo Sarmiento Valladares. The label design still depicts the baronial palace and the wine is certainly worthy of such aristocracy.