Albarino is the famous white wine of Spain and this aromatic white is fast gaining popularity in New Zealand (indeed Bob Campbell MW is picking it as 'the next big thing'). Crisp and dry, it is a wonderful alternative for lovers of tangy Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or dry Pinot Gris and the 2020 release from Left Field is seriously delicious. The smart money is on grabbing a dozen oysters and opening a bottle of this - and while that may be a taste of Nirvana for some, this very food friendly wine goes equally as well as a crisp aperitif or with salads and fresh seafoods. You really, really need to try it for yourself.
The winery writes "Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile, lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention."
Michael Cooper writes "The invigorating 2020 vintage (4.5*) is delicious young. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and strongly varietal, with very good intensity of ripe, citrus and tropical fruit flavours, appetising acidity and a lingering finish. Fine value."