Sensum Laxas, Albariño Brut, Rias Baixas, Spain
Tasting Note: You’ve likely never had a sparkling albariño, and neither have I until today.
This a fun sparkling wine with lots of pleasing flavor concentration.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has small-to-medium-sized bubbles with an aromatic nose of caramel, green apple, brioche, blossom, biscuit, pineapple and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied sparkling wine delivers fruit and yeast flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity completing with a brioche-and-citrus-filled, medium-plus finish.
There is flavor concentration along the midpalate with the wine generally offering a slightly-more flavorsome version of an albariño still wine.
Bottle Note: We produce our sparkling white wine by the traditional method entirely from the albariño grapes that we grow in our estate vineyards. Our family’s dedication to quality captures the finest qualities of the albariño varietal, rewarding us with a rich, floral bouquet; buttery sensation, and crisp acidity. Enjoy this sparkling wine to celebrate any occasion with friends. Ideal with any flavorful seafood, poultry, or delicious white meat dish. Serve chilled.
Importer: Frontier Wine Imports, Dover, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 28, 2018
This wine was submitted for review.