Albamar 2011

Producer: Xurxo Alba
Wine Name: Albamar
Type: White
Wine Region/ Appellation Rías Baixas
Vintage: 2011
Grape varieties: 100% Albariño
Alcohol: 13%
Guide Price: 9 €

Our Rating: ++++++ (6)

Albamar is the Best Spanish Wine under 10 Euros according to our Ranking.

About the area

See previous post about Rias Baixas

Albamar wines come from the Salnés area.

Val do Salnés (The Salnés Valley) is located on the lower reaches of river Umia and is cantered around the town of Cambados. The landscape is of low undulating hills and vineyards are planted both on the slopes and on the flat valley floors. The soil is sandy and alluvial.

About the wine

Most of the vines for the basic Albamar were planted in the 1980s, a few steps away from the sea.

After a short maceration, comes a light crush. Fermentation is done at controlled temperature and takes place in stainless steel tanks. Finally it is aged on its lees for five months.


Light yellow and green reflections. Fresh, clean and intense nose, blending aromas of ripe citrus fruit and seaside, roses and crème brûlée . 

Fresh and clean again on the palate, vibrant. Salty. Leaves herb and mineral notes.  Excellent balance between acidity and alcohol. Deep and persistent.

A great albariño that will be the perfect companion for tuna tataki or roasted chicken.


  1. Saturday, January 5 2013, 12:00 in the morning. My girlfriend and I meet Xurxo in Castrelo. Go into his van and travel to the vineyards. Back to the cellar, taste all (ALL) the tanks and casks. Go to the "furancho": mussels, cheese, and all the bottled wines from the estate.
    Really a great day!
    Soon in my blog.
    Ah, really good and endearing wine.

  2. Hi S.

    I visited the winery (and the "B" Winery too), and off course it's amazing. Hope to go back soon.

    See you,

  3. Ready. My "report" is in my blog :)