Albet I Noya "Curious" Xarel-lo
Origin: Penedes, Spain
A lot of people have never had Xarel-lo outside of a cava and that's a shame, because it's one of my favorite varietals during the summer. Halfway between a Pinto Grigio and a Sauvignon Blanc, you get all of the high acidity and refreshing crispiness you look for in a Grigio, but also the vibrant fruit flavors of pear and apple and pineapple that you want out of a Sauv Blanc. Definitely give this one a try.