Ángel Sequeiros Quinta Gaviñeira Albariño 2019, Rias Baixas, Spain
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Albariño from Rias Baixas, Spain. 13.0% ABV.
A complex and refreshing Albarino that exudes real character from the extended time on lees and judicious use of oak. Peachy, with citrus aromas and a persistent finish. Fabulous food wine that will also work as an aperitif.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards
'The wine has rich notes of honeydew melon, with a grassy herbaceousness too,' said team leader Jade Koch, 'and there's quite a chewy grip from the new oak.'
Producer Profile Ángel Sequeiros
Ángel Sequeiros, the youngest son of six children, was born in 1920 in Cabreira, to a humble family of Galician farmers. After being forced to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s he returned home and emigrated in search of a better life for his family. After returning to Galicia in 1960, he purchased Quinta A Gaviñeira, a stately property with Albariño vineyards dating from the 1920s. Today, the 7.4-hectare estate is run by his son Clement, who released the first vintage in 2009. His Albariños have quickly gained critical acclaim; his Foudre was awarded the trophy for the best single varietal white in the world over £15 in 2014.
Food pairing recommendation
Meat dish: Seafood Stew
Vegan dish: Fennel Rocket And Orange Salad