Review: 2009 Vina Costeira Ribeiro
This Spanish white hails from Galicia, and is in fact the best-selling white wine from that region. The wine is a blend of lots of Spanish “heirloom varietal” grapes: Treixadura (which is 70% of the blend), Torrontes (20%), and smaller amounts of Loureira, Godello, and Albarino.
Bright and fresh, any fan of modern Albarino will enjoy Vina Costeira’s creation here. Fruity with modest minerality, it offers fresh apple notes, with a hint of florality in the nose. For a wine made of five different grapes, it feels awfully straightforward — perhaps more an indication of the terroir than variety found in the grapes themselves.
Easy drinking and a good deal at 14 bucks.
B+ / $14 / vinoribeiro.com