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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  • Bodegas la Cana Albarino 2013

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    Excellent albarino from Rias Baixas Spain. The nose is not overly aromatic but fairly citrusy. The palate is crisp, nicely acidic, with hints of lemon cream, orange peel, a touch of baking spice, and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Nora 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by testscreen


  • Pardevalles Albarin Blanco 2013

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    Super crisp and vibrant. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • "Albarino--Originally brought to Iberia n the 12th century by Benedictine monks from Cluny Abbey." Want to guess who made the single largest donation to Cluny in its history, Mark? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Wow, a '10 Pets that's already open? Good to hear.Probably because the ... ... and Viognier), Spanish (Albarino and Tempranillo) and Italian (Barbera and Trebbianon) grape varieties.  In addition to these "Estate Grown" grapes, it appears that vint other varieties (e.g., PG, Primitivo and Zinfandel) from other areas.In the descriptions of the... Read More

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  • Jacqueline Bahue Albarino Gomes Vineyard California 2013

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    Solidly complex for the price. Buttery with a spicy finish. Paired well with chicken sausage. Read More

    Wine review by mallthus


  • Martin Codax Rias Baixas Albarino 2012

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    Binny's 12/2014. Lovely bottle...accompanied about three mid week dinners and made each one better. Good value. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Pazo Torrado Albarino Rias Baixas 2011

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    Honey, candied lemon peel and green apple aromas. Lemon rind on the palate with peach, pleasant acidity and a touch of yeasty toast on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Martin Codax Albarino White

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    Beautiful taste great wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Okay, I'm providing wine for my family (or I hope so, or I won't have ... for about $12?  Or an Albarino?  Or a Tahbilk Marsanne, one of my few go-to Aussie wines?  Or a Fiano or Falanghina from Italy, which can regularly come in for $15?  (Reading DMcker's advice after first draft--great minds think alike.) Liveli makes a good Fiano that is p... Read More

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