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FORREST ALBARIÑO 2021

95 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
5 Stars

Marlborough meets Spain

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Albariño

$23.99 elsewhere $27.99

Marlborough meets Spain

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Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Albariño is the classic Galician (northwestern) Spanish white varietal. We’ve planted it in our hottest site; the Southern Valleys vineyard, very old complex soils with a touch of clay. Terroir we already know is fantastic for giving wines fabulous aromatic intensity and textural complexity.

This wine shows why our Southern Valleys vineyards are so special. Everything we’d hoped for and showing all the traditional Albariño elements, plus that extra fruit lift of New Zealand to keep it interesting. Vibrant acidity, white peach, winter cole pear, apricots and quince, with an orange zest undertone. It’s full and textural, yet refreshing and nicely balanced, with drying minerality to finish."


5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"This is terrific. Refined yet vibrant with apricot, lemon peel, crunchy apple and subtle spice notes, it's concentrated and brilliantly focused on the palate displaying pristine fruit intensity together with fine texture and lively acidity. Super long and engaging. At its best: now to 2027."


5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, October 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"While albariño (al-bar-een-yo) might be more famous in its Galician homeland in northwestern Spain, it’s clearly settled and thriving nicely under Marlborough’s baking Southern Valleys sun. Erupting with fresh apple blossom, lemon zest and peachy aromatics and washing waves of whipcrack acidity around the gums and nashi and lime across the tongue, it’ll perk up even the most flaccid of palates. And no one wants a flaccid palate right?"

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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