The Liberator 'This is The Sea' Albarino 2021
Single bottle price: £13.50
Mix any 6 bottles price: £12.83
Mix any 12 bottles price: £12.15
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This is Albariño, done right - move over Galicia... Vibrant, fresh and full of citrus and stone fruits, as is classic of the variety. The palate is a perfectly balanced tug of war stalemate between bracing acidity and ripe, opulent stone fruits (think peach, apricot). A full, firm wine with a lingering, refreshing maritime salinity just begs to be enjoyed with seafood (hence the name and illustration of this wine).
Cape Crusader, Rick, was lucky to get his hands on this spectacular parcel. An experimental block by one of the Cape’s major producers (confidential information), but with no natural home for the wine, it was destined to be blended away into a large tank of Sauvignon Blanc. Unfortunately (or fortunately for Liberator followers) the South African domestic market is still getting to grips with this exotic-sounding variety. It was considered by the company marketeers to be too tough a sell… At Vino Gusto, we find that laughable - it bloody flies off the shelves!
These things you keep
You better throw them away
Turn your back
On your soulless days
Once you were tethered
Now you are free
That was the river
This is the sea
Mike Scott - This is the Sea.
"Beyond the periphery of South Africa’s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasures, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. It is the mission of Rick, our intrepid Cape Crusader, to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. Each episode represents a single discovery; a precious parcel that is both unique and finite".
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