March 20, 2015
2013 XA by Albet I Noya
This is a great example of a wine being fruity but not sweet! Apricot and citrus are nicely integrated with a soft acidic backbone. Crisp with a hint of richness makes this is a great Spanish white that is easy drinking and very crowd pleasing! You will not find grapefruit notes in this wine. We are always looking for unique wines that over-deliver for their price point and this is definitely one of those wines!
Xarel-lo is a variety of Spanish white grape grown in the region of Catalonia. With Macabeo and Parellada, Xarel-lo is one of the three traditional grape varieties used to make the traditional method sparkling wine Cava.