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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  • Bodega Bouza Albariño 2008

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    I must admit that the last place I expected to find a delicous true to varietal Albarino (smells like viognier drinks like riesling) was in Uruguay. Read More

    Wine review by grapelab


  • Bouza las Violetas Albarino Canelones Uruguay 2008

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    I must admit that the last place I expected to find a delicous true to varietal Albarino (smells like viognier drinks like riesling) was in Uruguay. Read More

    Wine review by grapelab


  • Spanish Quarter Chardonnay Albarino 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by amcounsell


  • So a question in one of these threads, or perhaps in a comments thread on one of my articles got me thinking about my favorite varietal wines.First off I will have to group my answer in two parts, noble wines and not noble wines. I am stealing the phrase noble from the wine geek vernacular but as a title it works just fine.So the noble grapes ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your favorite grape(s)


  • Fillaboa Albariño Rías Baixas 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by remybhatia


  • Hi, I'm a New Zealander living in Australia and am looking to broaden my knowledge of all things wine. I cook in a Mediterranean restaurant and have loved discovering European wines.This is a great site, learning heaps from the articles. Keep up the good work! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Kia ora


  • Viña Godeval Valdeorras Blanco 2006

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    This wine is made from Godello, sometimes incorrectly - as HERE - identified as ... nice change from a legion of Albarino whites from nearby Rias Baixa Read More

    Wine review by WineFlair


  • Bodegas la Val Albariño Rías Baixas 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by palatinewinecellar


  • Hello from Oregon. Thought that Oregon is just Pinot Noir? Not so. Umpqua ... can grow everything from A (Albarino) to Z (Zinfandel). Come enjoy our Syrah, Cab, Riesling, and more.Anyone had the Hillcrest 2005 Syrah "San Roc"? Amazing!What's your favorite Umpqua Valley wine?!http://www.oregonwinecountrytours.com/images/douglaslarge.gi Read More

    Forum post in the topic Umpqua Valley AVA


  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by TUDOR


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