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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  • 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


  • Señorio de Rubios Robalino Albariño 2015

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    Nicely tropical on the nose with some pineapple and nectarine notes alongside more cool notes of green apple and lemon. This has incredible zestiness on the palate with sharp acidity and fruit notes of fresh green apple, pear and green melon, stony minerality and a chalky earthiness towards the finish that touches lightly on cream towards the fi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rectoral Do Umia Viñabade Albariño 2014

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    Simple and bright fresh lemon and green apple aromas on the nose. This is emollient in the mouth with soft fleshy fruit notes of melon and papaya, a bit of creaminess coming through on the mi2015d palate amidst the green apple and lemon notes, and finishing a bit grassy and waxy with good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Santiago Roma 2014

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    Tart and creamy notes of fresh cream cheese and grassy grapefruit on the nose. This is beautiful on entry with zesty minerality and tart grapefruit and lemon flavors, light creamy and yeasty notes towards the finish and waves of honeyed peach and melon throughout. 92 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lagar de Besada Baladiña Albariño 2013

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    Intriguing grapefruit and melon aromas on the nose with some hints of grassy lime. This shows quite refreshing and full bodied on the palate with tart grapefruit and green apple notes, more lime and a clean finish. Read More

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  • La Val Albarino 2014

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    Simple and refreshing notes of herbed lemon and green apple on the nose. This is a touch creamy with aged cheese on the palate but there's a lot of freshness here with more green apple and lemon/lime and some minerality on the finish.La Val 2014 is a selection of the best grapes in the estate's three vineyards, in the Condado de Tea sub-region. ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fillaboa Albariño 2014

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    Delicate salinity and notes of melon and green apple on the nose and some soft floral hints. Powerful immediately on entry with driving acidity and good crisp minerality but there's a lot of floral character here with white blossom and sunflower notes amidst peach and lemon, finishing creamy and warm. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2013

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Here are some links to the wineries websites.  And a bit of ... Rhone styles.  Their Albarino is what first caught my attention since there is not a whole lot of this grape grown in Washington.Cor makes mostly single varietal red wines with a couple of whites thrown in for good measure.Maryhill is a pretty well established winery and has an amp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Columbia gorge


  • 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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