Palacio de Fefinanes 1583 Albarino is made from 100% Albarino.
Aged for 5 months in oak barrels (a combination of fine-grained American and French Allier barrels).
1583 was the birth date of the person who built Palacio de Fefinanes. They wanted to pay tribute to their ancestor with this wine that managed to reach a perfect harmony between the fruitiness of the Albarino grape and the complexity brought by the oak aging.
Lovely straw yellow color, clean and bright. The nose is reminiscent of ripe crystallized fruit and spices. The palate is elegant, round and well balanced, with a silky texture.
Excellent with shellfish, grilled or stewed fish, white meats, poultry.
"(aged for five months in a combination of French and American oak): Light yellow. Spicy, smoke-accented aromas of pear, orange and honeydew, with vanilla and anise accents. Lush and expansive on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors that are lifted by tangy acidity. Smoothly plays richness off vivacity smoothly and finishes with excellent power and length."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 92 pts