Authentic albariño

Villa Maria Braided Gravels Albariño 2017, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $31.99

Fresh, tangy albariño with oyster shell, citrus, mandarin, wildflower and apricot flavours. Impressive purity and subtle power with a lengthy finish. An attractive wine with strong varietal definition. Available late-2018. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Ora King Salmon with sautéed shiitake, yuzu kosho butternut puree, char-grilled brocollini & chives

Stockists: Villa Maria cellar doors only – Auckland & Marlborough (NZ)

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