Thursday, May 16, 2013

Weekly Wine Review - Spanish White - 2011 Pagos Del Ray Analivia Rueda

I am a huge huge (huge) fan of many Spanish red wines and Spanish Cavas (Spain's answer to Champagne) and have been for many years. Recently I have been becoming more and more a fan of Spanish whites.  If you are looking for a white that will go really well with lighter dishes, Albariño from Galacia in Spain is a great choice. Today I am going to try a white wine from a region I've never tried before - Rueda.
Rueda Wine Region - Nearish to Galacia

Wine: Spanish White - 2011 Pagos Del Ray Analivia Rueda
Region: Rueda, Castilla y León, Spain
Grape Varieties: Verdejo
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $13.00
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Artificial Cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Wine is clear - light yellow with a greenish tint and a water white rim..
Aroma: Very nice with citrus, flowers, and a bit of mineral.
Taste: Very fresh and fruity - and nicely acidic.  A good length of finish, with the fruit flavors slowly giving way to the minerals.

The Grade: I give this one an A. A great wine for a hot day, or a great match for a nice fish or other seafood dish. An excellent wine for the price.

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