Vinos Ambiz is the creation of Fabio Bartolomei who is producing amazing wine in Spain. All his wines, so far, are made from lesser-known, odd varietals -- which I think make them interesting and exciting to try. I discovered Fabio's wines, while traveling in Spain, and researching natural winemakers in the area. We couldn't find them there, but, since, I've sampled some of his efforts, and had an opportunity to talk with Jose Pastor (U.S. importer) about them. In all cases, I'm reassured of their uniqueness and Fabio's commitment to always be natural. And, so far, in my experience, these things ring true.
However, the Albillo is so high in alcohol I find it unapproachable. The nose has characteristics similar to Moscato with orange and honeysuckle springing to mind but it was all lost when I took a sip due to the alcohol. Unfortunately, I was only able to take a few more sips before my head was throbbing -- and my heart sinking.
That's OK, I'll always have Chelva. Well, until it's gone.
And, Vinos Ambiz has a wonderful blog: http://vinosambiz.blogspot.com/