Albariño

Common synonyms: Alvariñho, Albarin Blanco, Cainho Branco, Albariña, Azal Blanco, Galego, Galeguinho

Parentage of the grape: Two theories: 1. Riesling 2. Petit Manseng, possibly just indigenous to Galicia
 
History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Riesling or Petit Manseng, to Galicia sometime in the 12th or 13th century and created the Albariño clone. Obviously, if the grape is proven to be indigenous to Spain, that blows that theory out of the water. Regardless, it became the mainstay grape of Rias Baixas in Galicia, and is also a popular white under its local names in Portugal. The grape is late to the party in the New World, and didn’t make the migration till the last part of the 20th century. 
 
There has been some controversy as to the authenticity of the grape in Australia. In 2009, DNA evidence proved that in most fields, what was thought to be Albariño is in fact a Read more »

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  • Yesterday (Friday) was a busy one.  We started off with lunching in the ... of white wine, mine being an Albarino.  I don't remember what she ordered.Next up was Wine in the Water Park back in Crystal City; there is one more event on July 29th and then we get a break until the Fridays of September.  Sandra helped me with the setup and this tim... Read More

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  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • DEMZELA - I personally like the Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages offering and as ... ... a little - Vino Verde, Albarino and the the like are great jumping off points and relatively inexpensive starting points. &nbs Read More

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  • Hi Demelza.  That wine of course is Chardonnay, so you can find other ... ... ... But you can look at say, Albarino from Spain, or Assyrtiko, which comes from Santorini off Greece, or some Italian grapes like Fiano or Arneis. Those aren't necessarily easy to find in some places but if you're in New York, you're OK. If you're in NYC, try a few ... Read More

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  • Trip summary of Columbia Gorge and more...Phelps Creek: Don't be put off ... alcohol and Alsatian style. Albarino has not yet been bottles this year...Stave & Stone (tasting room in Hood River) Small plate of nibbles served to match wines. Riesling is slightly sweet but the Pinot Gris is crisp and clean. The Chardonnay comes from the Celila vi... Read More

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  • Hello all I am Demelza.I feel great to be a part of this forum.  Read More

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  • Putting all the statistical analysis aside... I like Manchego!If we're ... ... Spanish wine.  Either Albarino or Tampranillo from Rioj Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Richie


  • Artesa Albarino Carneros 2015

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    Soft green apple and light lemon aromas with hints of peach and ripe melon. A hint of green coming through up front and gorgeous soft acidity and notes of lemon and grapefruit with more melon. Nice warm finish with just a touch of oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2014

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    She said it was just fine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino 2013

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    Quite lovely. Golden in the Glass. Loads of Herbs, Minerals, and Stone Fruit. ... opens up.One of the better Albarinos I have ha Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I love the albaino grape-based wines. In particular, Marques de Vizhoja. The problem is I could never purchase it in Connecticut, and now it is no longer available in New York.

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  • Galicia - Northwest of Spain is the net for the famous Albariño is one of the oldest wines in the world in it configuration. Alba (Latin) means "white" and riño the river "Rhine". The Roman Empire brought this wine to Galicia, as the Spanish Peninsula was part of the Roman Empire till 500 a.c.. That means around 2000 years of wine tradition! It...

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  • I love albariño!

    Comment by 349540jssm1977 349540 jssm1977


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