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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  • Vina Zaco Albarino Rías Baixas 2015

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    Frosted lemon, mineral salinity and hints of white peach on the nose with a whiff of sea breeze. Tart, rich and refreshing on the palate, this brings zesty grapefruit, lemon and melon fruit flavors alongside a bite of acidity, finishing with citrus zest and creamy melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I like all kinds of oysters.  But you can also have them with Gruner ... ... ... a nimble Viognier, Albarino, and (yes, it's from the Loire) lots of Muscadet.  Somebody here probably had them with a great dry Riesling from Oregon or Alsace and will chime in.&nbs Read More

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  • Yeah! It is oyster season in my town. Pick a peck in about 30 min. Best oysters in the world. No bias, no kidding. Wine = anything that is white, dry, French, and Loire or Champagne with an exceptional Chardonnay or Chablis admitted, meeting of course the French criteria. Notice the "spikes".  You will never see those on a restaurant oyster. The... Read More

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  • Do Ferreiro Albariño 2013

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Hi,Delices and Gourmandises is also among my favourite wine store and for your ... such as Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino are best to pair with sablefish and salmon type of foods. Rule of thumb is when it goes well with lemon then white wine is the deal.2-If you are having spicy foods, then you should pair with low alcohol wines such as German R... Read More

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  • Oh, I almost forgot about Saturday, the day before yesterday.  We ran ... ... both the same 2015 La Cana Albarino bottles).  The party...er...wine tasting lasted four hours and the theme was Spanish wines.  We brought a 2008 Rioja Gran Reserva bottle that was very, very tasty.  We awarded two wines for first and second place when it was all do... Read More

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  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9.50 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.com ]. Albarino is a white wine grape grown in Galicia [north-west Spain] and northern Portugal. It has a thick skin to withstand the damp climate oif this area. Some think it is related to reisling and was brought here by 12th century monks while others think it is relate... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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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    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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  • 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...

    Comment by 455289gerardo009 455289 gerardo009


  • I love albariño!

    Comment by 349540jssm1977 349540 jssm1977


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