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Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo 2015

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Castilla y Leon, SpainValduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo is a gorgeous Spanish white wine gem from one of the top wineries in Ribera del Duera. Albillo is an indigenous grape variety that Valduero has recovered by planting a single vineyard in the heart of Ribera del Duero, renowned for its red wines. Limited production of 2850 cases for the 2015 vintage. Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy!Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo regularly receives scores of 90+ points from two of the top wine critics, Tanzer and Wine Spectator. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar has not yet rated this vintage, but offered interesting information about this unique grape variety: "Albillo, a.k.a. albillo mayor, is native to the area and although these vines are planted in the Ribera del Duero zone, the variety is not allowed to bear the designation--hence the generic, overarching Castillo y Leon moniker. There are reportedly just over five hectares of albillo left in Spain." Wine Spectator gave this vintage a surprising 87 points, with this tasting note: "Offering peach and lilac aromas, this lively white adds grapefruit and ginger notes on the palate, with lively, tangy acidity providing power through the ginger finish. Not complex, but has good energy." We'd add to this tasting note a distinctive note of banana on the palate-a rare treat among all the wines we've ever tasted!Enjoy Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo with grilled swordfish, lobster, paella and cheeses.

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External Reviews for Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
12/04/2016

Castilla y Leon, SpainValduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo is a gorgeous Spanish white wine gem from one of the top wineries in Ribera del Duera. Albillo is an indigenous grape variety that Valduero has recovered by planting a single vineyard in the heart of Ribera del Duero, renowned for its red wines. Limited production of 2850 cases for the 2015 vintage. Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy!Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo regularly receives scores of 90+ points from two of the top wine critics, Tanzer and Wine Spectator. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar has not yet rated this vintage, but offered interesting information about this unique grape variety: "Albillo, a.k.a. albillo mayor, is native to the area and although these vines are planted in the Ribera del Duero zone, the variety is not allowed to bear the designation--hence the generic, overarching Castillo y Leon moniker. There are reportedly just over five hectares of albillo left in Spain." Wine Spectator gave this vintage a surprising 87 points, with this tasting note: "Offering peach and lilac aromas, this lively white adds grapefruit and ginger notes on the palate, with lively, tangy acidity providing power through the ginger finish. Not complex, but has good energy." We'd add to this tasting note a distinctive note of banana on the palate-a rare treat among all the wines we've ever tasted!Enjoy Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo with grilled swordfish, lobster, paella and cheeses.


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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2013 04/09/2015

Castilla y Leon, SpainValduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo is a gorgeous Spanish white wine gem from one of the top wineries in Ribera del Duera. Albillo is an indigenous grape variety that Valduero has recovered by planting a single vineyard in the heart of Ribera del Duero, renowned for its red wines. Limited production of 34,210 bottles for the 2013 vintage.Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo received 90-point scores from two of the top wine critics, Tanzer and Wine Spectator. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar rated this wine 90 points: "Light yellow. Vibrant lemon zest and pear aromas are complemented by anise and chamomile, with a minerally quality in the background. In the mouth, dried pear and citrus pith flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and sharpened by a gingery nuance. Closes with firm grip and very good stony persistence. Albillo, a.k.a. albillo mayor, is native to the area and although these vines are planted in the Ribera del Duero zone, the variety is not allowed to bear the designation--hence the generic, overarching Castillo y Leon moniker. There are reportedly just over five hectares of albillo left in Spain." We'd add to this tasting note a distinctive note of banana on the palate-a rare treat among all the wines we've ever tasted!Enjoy Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo with grilled swordfish, lobster, paella and cheeses.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2013 04/06/2015

Castilla y Leon, SpainValduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo is a gorgeous Spanish white wine gem from one of the top wineries in Ribera del Duera. Albillo is an indigenous grape variety that Valduero has recovered by planting a single vineyard in the heart of Ribera del Duero, renowned for its red wines. Limited production of 34,210 bottles for the 2013 vintage.Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar rated this wine 90 points: "Light yellow. Vibrant lemon zest and pear aromas are complemented by anise and chamomile, with a minerally quality in the background. In the mouth, dried pear and citrus pith flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and sharpened by a gingery nuance. Closes with firm grip and very good stony persistence. Albillo, a.k.a. albillo mayor, is native to the area and although these vines are planted in the Ribera del Duero zone, the variety is not allowed to bear the designation--hence the generic, overarching Castillo y Leon moniker. There are reportedly just over five hectares of albillo left in Spain." We'd add to this tasting note a distinctive note of banana on the palate-a rare treat among all the wines we've ever tasted!Enjoy Valduero Yunquera Blanco de Albillo with grilled swordfish, lobster, paella and cheeses.



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