Paco & Lola, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2021
(at Meunier Penthouse, London, 27 Apr 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
A wine that consistently pleases year after year, this 2021 iteration has lovely upfront lemon blossom, lemon rind, and pure green apple fruit. There's lots of intensity here, so lots to like. There are 442 families involved in the Paco & Lola co-operative project in Rias Baixas, and all grapes are hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on fine lees for at least three months, this manages to retain delicate floral characters as well as cooked lemons and stone fruit. It's medium-bodied, with decent acidity and length.
Paco & Lola