kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Just Peachy

All summer, I have been seeking out crisp whites to enjoy with summery dishes like grilled seafood and broiled garden tomatoes over pasta.

Wanting to venture beyond my typical selections (namely, NZ Sauvignon Blanc and Vinho Verde), one wine that I have been drinking and using in my tastings is Albarino, and a bottle I have really enjoyed is the 2005 Nora Albarino from the Rias Baixas region of Spain. Crisp and unoaked, it has really appealing aromas of peach, along with peach and mango flavors as well as a line of tart citrus. It also has a tinge of minerals on the finish. It's a lovely example of what the grape can do.