Bodega Maranones, Picarana, Albillo, Vinos de Madrid, Spain, 2019
100% Albillo Real
Subtle nose of apple, white peach golden plum, followed by a wonderful texture on the palate-it feels rich, rounded & smooth -then finishes with fresh, mineral and slightly saline tang. A fantastic introduction to this intriguing variety.
Pairs well with white meat, seafood and lobster.
"Full-bodied with rich savoury stone fruits, given life by a vein of mineral acidity and a chalky dry finish. One of my favourite white wines. Drink alongside a fennel-scented roast of pork."
John Wilson - Irish Times
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"I featured Picarana’s suave big sister, Pies Descalzos, at Christmas, but this makes a fine everyday alternative, with less oak intensity but plenty of aromatic complexity (pineapple mint, chestnut honey, baking spices and nougat) and a broad creamy texture that finishes with the refreshing bite of lemon zest. Perfect for grazing with smoked almonds, tangy cheeses or saline oysters, or with roast white meat or poultry"