Banca Ridge Winery 2021 Albariño

Banca Ridge Winery and Cellar Door is located at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. You can do a tasting of their entire range at the Cellar Door situated on the left side as you approach Varias Restaurant.

Some developed colour in the glass, pale yellow with some deeper hues and the odd golden glint. Quite an aromatic wine with apples, citrus, stone fruits and slights of honeysuckle.2021 albariño

Reasonably ripe fruit at 13.5%, the wine certainly has some body with good fruit weight. Stone fruits command some attention with yellow and white flesh nectarines and apricots rushing the front palate with unmistakable verve. Citrus sparks the stone fruits with some enjoyable tang, this collocation of the predominantly sour stone fruit pit woven through the citrus tang is a lovely feature of the wine. You will also encounter a little honeydew and grapefruit. The acidity is fresh and zippy invigorating the palate with genuine zeal and carrying the flavours to some considerable palatal length.

This is a very enjoyable wine a product for Banca Ridge Winery to be quite proud of. I’ve now tried a few Granite Belt Albariño wines and one made in the Alvarinho style, they were all great drinking and the variety appears to enjoy life on The Granite Belt – watch this variety!

Tasted: Saturday 8th October, 2022 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $28
Suggested Drinking Window: 2022 to 2026
Winemakers: College Students under supervision by Arantza Milicua Celador
Fruit Source: Estate
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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