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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  • Dancing Coyote Albariño Clarksburg 2006

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    Wine review by dbriel


  • Eidos Albariño Rías Baixas 2007

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    Nicely made wine, distinctive peachy aromas on the nose, decent length. Does what it says on the tin - dry light wine to accompany seafood. Retails at £12.50 in the UK at Lea and Sanderman. Not sure I will buy any more - preferred an Esk Valley NZ Verdelho (which again will go well with Seafood) and is the same price. Read More

    Wine review by alexh


  • I'm doing a 7 course seafood feast for my girlfriend's birthday. It's her 19th (which is drinking age where I am) so I'm interested in perhaps having a 1990 vintage. Currently the pairings look like this:non-vintage Moet w Tuna Tartare a la Bernardin (with traditional steak tartare garnishes & mustard vinaigrette, served in endive)Oysters with c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Celebratory Seafood Feast


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Wine review by jenmadrac


  • Kinsen Plum Wine 2010

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    I absolutely love this wine it has to be my favorite it has such a sweet and pleasant aroma and taste I can enjoy it with anything. Read More

    Wine review by dawn5150


  • Kinsen Plum Wine 2010

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  • Quinta Do Feital White Blend Vinho Verde Alvarinho/Trajadura Auratus 2007

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    Wine review by bisitun


  • I am having guests the end of the month, one of whom is a rather talented chef. I know she prefers white wines (and tends toward a vegetarin diet). I'm not very educated on whites, and I'm looking for some recommendations, or some hints on where to look. Personally, I prefer something not-too-sweet. What should I be looking at? Read More

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  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Wine review by bisitun


  • My husband and I have put ourselves on a budget (considering the state of the economy) and are trying to only buy wines for $13 and under. Anyone out there have a favorite that fits that price in mind? Read More

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