Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez Ribeiro Blanco 'A Teixa' 2013

Luscious, aromatic wine from northwestern's prized Ribeiro appellation. Crafted by Luis Rodriguez, a former president of the DO, the wine hails from granitic soils in the heart of Ribadavia. Treixadura dominant, with Godello and Albarino adding weight and bright acidity to this structured cuvée. White flowers, honeyed stone fruit, and loads of salty sea notes dominate this lipsmacking wine. Only 3K bottles produced!
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Galicia, Spain

Cool, green,' northwest Spain, a rocky, undulating tangle of rivers running to the Atlantic and, lately, brimming with gutsy wine: Albariño in Rias Baixas; Mencía in Bierzo; and many quirky others.