Antonio Montero Autor 2018

The sun comes out and suddenly we’re all off the heavy Spanish Reds and rediscovering the white wines of Galicia. Fine by me as I enjoy Galician whites. Most people when thinking of Galicia go for the Albariño wines of Rias Baixas, which are fine wines, but my money is on their lesser known cousins in Ribeira and Ribeira Sacra. This wine, tried at a Colourfulwines.com wine tasting hosted at Tomevinos, is from the former of those two regions.

Grapes grown in Galicia are subject to Atlantic weather conditions I.e. cooler, wetter and windier. The Ribeira region is further inland than Rias Baixas so is slightly more protected. Ribeira wines are usually made from a blend of local grapes grown here and in Portugal (Treixadura is the main grape used in Portuguese Vinho Verde) but rarely heard of elsewhere. In this case the blend includes Treixadura, Torrontés, Loureira and Albariño. They rarely state the % of each grape variety used, which changes for each vintage, and sometimes don’t even list the grapes used, but the predominate grape is usually Treixadura.

In colour it is a pale greenish yellow, with a strong scent for a white wine. Lychees and sweet grapes and maybe a bit floral, along with the expected citrus lemon.

A dry white with a nice finish, good body to it, and well balanced acidity.

It tastes of white fruit going towards tropical. It fills the mouth with flavour but isn’t heavy as the lemon acidity gives it a refreshing feel. The perfect spring wine.

This is a good wine, I like it 😁😁.

Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Name: Antonio Montero Autor
Colour: White
Year: 2018
Grapes Treixadura, Torrontes, Loureira and Albarinho
Winery: Bodegas Antonio Montero
Country: Spain
Region: Ribeiro
Quality Classification: Denominación de Origen
Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: €9,29

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