I have just opened a chardonnay and alborino blended wine made by Raimat. Spain has recently overtaken Italy as the worlds largest wine exporter, so I expect you've noticed an ever increasing number of Spanish wines on the retailing shelves.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Many modern wines coming out of Spain represent good quality at great value prices.  This Raimat Albadia trio of wines are just that.  I have opened the chardonnay and albino blended white wine and added a little to my chorizo and peppers dish as well a little more to my glass.  The wine is zestily refreshing, has a good fruit balance and acidity that I really like.

Alborino is the white wine grape sensation of Riax Baixas in Galicia.  It seems unusual to see it blended with chardonnay near Barcelona and pitched out to us wanting slurpers.  That said, it is packaged as a brand in an attractive modern style, thus it looks good and tastes good.  It's a party wine, a night in wine, a chatting about your friends friends wine.  

Raimat Abadia Blanc de Blancs 2010  

Price approx.  £7.49

Wine Rack,  Oddbins
www.yourfavouritewines.com
www.everywine.co.uk

Post Script: Last night I had the Raimat Abadia Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo 2007 - two brilliant grape varieties  - the wine was smooth and enjoyable.  It was good value fruity fun wine that I'd happily pick up again.  My friend, a good wine taster, also held up the glass between sentences and remarked that he liked it.

The Rose is in the fridge! If you've tasted any of these then let me know your thoughts.


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