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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  • We’ve all been there. You’re shown to your table. You’re ... ... ... of Spain’s white Albarino grape from Rias Baixas ($30 for 500 ml. carafe), to California’s Santa Barbara vineyards for a very quaffable Pinot Noir ($40 for 500 ml. carafe). Bravo.Another welcome move away from the traditional but so often confusing ‘wine by country’ are ‘win... Read More

    From the article Wine List Agony


  • Carlos Rodriguez Albarino 2013

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    Had this after finishing off a lightly oaked Chardonnay... this Albarino had the most amazing cola, vanilla, and nutmeg spice notes that dominated the nose. A light burnished gold color in the glass, almost syrup looking. A very silky and full mouthfeel, with bracing acidity and long finish with notes of cherry, strawberry, and lime. Really rat... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fefinanes Albarino 2010

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    Fruit and minerals in perfect mix! Read More

    Wine review by cromero13


  • There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual ... Bokisch Terra Alta Vineyard Albarino.  *Editors Note: The Lodi Native tasting that Frank references was one of the trip's highlights, to be sure. The Lodi Natives Project is all about a group of winemakers who came together and made a pact: Each winemaker selects a viney... Read More

    From the article Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future


  • Licia Albariño Rías Baixas Licia 2011

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    Update - May 2015: I just had this wine again at Chop Shop in Chelsea (Manhattan, not London) with a vegetarian Thai curry. Great value and nice pairing! Read More

    Wine review by AlineAlmeida


  • Day 2 update:I think the biggest takeaway from this trip is going to be...It ... ... got Tempranillo, Albarino and Graciano growing in their backyard. That sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? But it’s true! They also grow vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and white and purple potatoes. Add a dog, cat, and happy group of egg-laying hens into ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page:http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/lodi-presents-1/The tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.         ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Abacela Albarino 2014

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    Mineral, flinty notes of citrus and peach on the nose with a hint of green apple as well. Good fresh acidity and a zesty character in the mouth, with notes of green apple, tangerine, lemon and peach, finishing long with an extra mineral finish. Excellent wine to bring to the raw bar. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pazo San Mauro Albariño 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by mcrawford2


  • An update on that Maryland wine.  I drank the whole bottle rather than ... drink) was a 2013 La Cana Albarino, which is 80% fermented in Stainless Steel, and 20% in oak.  We enjoyed the wine and I think it was a good pairing with the seafood we ordered.  The bottle was about $46, not too bad for a restaurant.  Our server remembered Sandra and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • 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.

    Comment by 1007643Jeff1052 1007643 Jeff1052


  • 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...

    Comment by 455289gerardo009 455289 gerardo009


  • I love albariño!

    Comment by 349540jssm1977 349540 jssm1977


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