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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  • Nora Albarino 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by smibrian


  • Sooo... I just had the wonderful opportunity to have a 'small' group wine ... ... Vino Verde (Portugal) and Albarino (Spain), neither of which I was impressed with. The Albarino was fruity but not full bodied... and I have to admit, I'm still a sucker for my buttery Chardonays. The Vino Verde was interesting, very earthy but also very sour/b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine tasting w/ Gary Vaynerchuk


  • Nessa Albarino 2007

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    good, not outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by nycsrd


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Stock wine in my house. Great value and versatile! Read More

    Wine review by nycsrd


  • Vionta Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jimmymac4


  • Adegas d'Altamira Albariño Rías Baixas Brandal 2006

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    Lemon and green apples on the nose, very crisp (good acidity). Some minerality in the mid palette, clearly a good match with fish. A bit tart and sour on the finish, but nice. A good crisp, summery wine. Eucalyptus? Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Albarino 2006

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    Nice albarino. Rounder and a bit fatter than most albarinos but still a nice wine. Went very well with a smoked gouda. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin


  • Albarino 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by pwdzoe


  • Bodegas Nora Albariño Rías Baixas 2004

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    We were surprised how great this really was especially considering the price. Perfect with tonight's Paella. Read More

    Wine review by ctillsley


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Was actually with HondaJohn when i tried this. Lots of orange, lemon and other sweet citrus notes - agree with popsicle as a description. Nice and crisp and refreshing. Good acidity - a real summer wine. Fairly simple, but good at what it does. Would pair very well with chicken salad, or some other lighter summer fare. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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