Sunday, December 15, 2019

Pazo Pondal Albariño 2017


Pazo Pondal was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to protecting the environment with sustainability. "Our goal is to ensure that there is minimal risk of the wine’s aromatic and organoleptic properties being altered through exposure of the grapes to certain chemical products. We are seeking to obtain organic grapes in a sustainable and balanced manner, preserving the fertility of the soil and respecting the biodiversity of the environment. Everyone working for us and with us strives to achieve this sustainability objective." Read more about Pazo Pondal by clicking here.

Oh man, do I love Albariño! Maybe it's because I'm from Cape Cod and it goes so well with the local cuisine here. I really don't know anything about this one other than it's from 13 hectares of "Franco sandy and slightly acidic soil", and that it has a 13% ABV. So let's make this one quick and start drinkin'!

The wine is medium gold in color with aromas of white flowers, melon, pears, lemon zest, and ginger. On the palate it's medium bodied with a creamy and rounded mouthfeel and zesty acidity. There's favors of green apples, pears, and lemon. Then it finishes with green apples and a refreshing hint of mint.

So what we have here is a nice creamy bodied, fruit forward, happy wine! I like it, my wife likes it more, and I don't know how anybody could be upset dropping $20 on it. Who wants scallops?

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $20
Rating: 3.5/5 = Satisfying / Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.
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