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If you believe that a new year is about starting fresh—a clean slate—then shouldn’t your first wine of the year be symbolic of this mindset?
A big, heavy Cabernet Sauvignon or Sagrantino suggests more about comfort, the status quo. Fat and happy. They don’t set the tone for renewal. What does?
From Rías Baixas in Galicia in the northwest Iberian Peninsula—a region know as green Spain—Albariño grows near the European frontier of the Atlantic Ocean. Go west, young grape! It thrives in cooler climates (winter renewal) and does well with rainfall (cleansing). It is typically fermented in inert vessels, like stainless steel, to preserve the pronounced aromas of citrus, stone fruit, and apple. It is fresh and clean with high acidity and salinity.
To get us in the mood for this winter rebirth, we chose the 2021 Albariño de Fefiñanes D.O. Rías Baixas as our January wine of the month. It is a wonderful expression of the variety with red apple, honeysuckle, brininess, and high acidity. The wine dances about the palate in a way that wakes up your senses. It is rejuvenating. A perfect start to the new year.
Best of all, you can buy this wine for less than $35. We picked it up at Hi-Time Wine Cellars for $31.98. A fantastic value.
Your January does not need to be dry to start fresh—your wine just needs to set the proper tone. Try the (dry) 2021 Albariño de Fefiñanes D.O. Rías Baixas, our January wine of the month, and you’ll see what we mean.
Learn more about Bodegas Fefiñanes here:
Purchase from Hi-Time here: