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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  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2005

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  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2006

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  • To celebrate my husband's most recent birthday, we invited my cousin and her ... experiences by unleashing an Albarino. Albarinos are meant to charm. They're from the Galacian coast of Spain and classically paired with seafood at Spanish tapas bars. With their apple, peachy, lime and sometimes floral scents, they're instant pleaser's. Furtherm... Read More

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  • To celebrate my husband's most recent birthday, we invited my cousin and her ... experiences by unleashing an Albarino. Albarinos are meant to charm. They're from the Galacian coast of Spain and classically paired with seafood at Spanish tapas bars. With their apple, peachy, lime and sometimes floral scents, they're instant pleaser's. Furtherm... Read More

    From the article Birthday Bash Wines


  • Artesa Albarino Carneros Estate 2006

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    Amazing. Well blended fruit flavors with a gentle oakiness in the middle followed by a rich finish that I though only existed in red wines. Simply the best white wine that I have ever tasted. Read More

    Wine review by jtabor


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2004

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  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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  • Adegas d'Altamira Brandal Albarino 2005

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    Great value at 16$. Light, refreshing, and succulant, Brandal will head this year's Albarino rennaisaince. Albarino is the new Sauvignon Blanc. Read More

    Wine review by Have61willdrink


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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  • Pedralonga Albariño Rías Baixas 2005

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