A really interesting wine. We visited the winery in Gredos and brought this back. Gredos is about 35 minutes west of Madrid and the vineyards are old, planted on sandy soils at high altitudes in windy conditions. Albillo Real is the traditional white grape used in the area (most of the wines are Garnacha). Deep gold in color. The nose is nice withcrushed shells, herbal notes of wintergreen and thyme, and minerals. On the palate, those carry thru. Slight peach as well. Medium bodied. Slightly oily in texture. Served with a Morrocan spiced Carrot Salad, this worked quite well. Nice
Madrid is not only the capital of Spain but also one of Europe’s great cultural centers. Tourists flock to Madrid to see its museums and plazas and to enjoy Spain’s famous tapas. Many visitors don’t realize that Madrid has a wine region all its own, the Vinos de Madrid Denomination of Origin (DO).