2017 Eladio Pineiro, Albarino "Envidia Cochina"

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2017 Eladio Pineiro, Albarino "Envidia Cochina"

Albarino Off The Atlantic, Outstanding!
SEAFOOD. SEAFOOD. SEAFOOD.

A quirky label, yes, but an outstanding Albarino!

In fact, the 2017 Eladio Pineiro, "Envidia Cocino" may be the best white we have tasted all year.

In the remote, northwest corner of Spain is Rias Baixas, a small fishing village resting on the jagged inlets of the Atlantic.

The coastal influence is palpable!

Nutrient rich waters and mineral-driven soil offer mouthwatering acidity, lemon, orange zest, lime, pear, grapefruit pith, a dash of saline and touch of beeswax and dried basil.

Seafood. Seafood. Seafood.

From grilled prawn, oysters, octopus, and scallops, to sea urchins and lobster, this amazing Albarino will pair with any crustacean creation you can thing of (alone or tossed in fresh pasta).

An added bonus? The wine is organic and biodynamic, which adds to its refreshing and mineral drive frame.

As an aperitif or during the main course, you are going to love this outstanding Albarino!

$21.95 per bottle / $263.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

92 / 100

One of the best whites we've tasted all year, the 2017 Envidia Cochina by Eladio Pineiro is from the sleepy fishing village of Rias Baixas where nutrient rich waters and mineral-driven soil offer mouthwatering acidity, lemon, orange zest, lime, pear, grapefruit pith, a dash of saline and touch of beeswax and dried basil.  Seafood please! This Albarino is a real winner!  


Product Details


Producer: Eladio Pineiro

Country: Spain

Region: Rias Baixas

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Albarino

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W6960