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The wonderful Rias Baixas and Valdeorras, Galicia appellations or designation of origins Albariño and Godello grape varieties would add a very special touch for white wine drinkers. The tropical fruit aromas and floral notes provide the elegance for such a special time.

Ribera de Duero 100 per cent Tempranillo grape create such notable reds as well as combined Tempranillo, with Cabernet or Syrah or Merlot. Vega Sicilia, Pesquera, Abadia Retuerta and Protos, all at varying price points are fine labels. Cavas, from Sant Sadurni D Anoia, Barcelona, Extra Brut or Semi sweet, depending on your palate provide a touch of elegance and easily accessible in The U.S.A. 

 

One of the finest Albariño varieties I had taste tested in ORosal in southern Rias Baixas, a half hour drive from Tui, Galicia, near the border of Valenca, Portugal is from Bodegas or Winery, Santiago Ruiz, who was the founder of this grape appellation and the modernity of 1st class Albariño winemaking. His daughter Rosa continues with his philosophy and wine making.