Albariño (Galician pronunciation: [alβaˈɾiːɲo]) or Alvarinho (Portuguese: [aɫvaˈɾiɲu]) is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines.Albariño is actually the Galician name for the grape. In Portugal it is known as Alvarinho, and sometimes as Cainho Branco.It was presumably brought to Iberia by Cluny monks in the twelfth century[citation needed].
Posts about Albarino
    • who what wine: this year’s grapey gift guide

      Aside from summer, it’s the most wonderful time of year – because you get to give and receive great bottles of wine! Based on some of my favorite bottles of 2014, here’s what to give or what to tell everyone to give you (there are 12 total so you can make a whole case out of them!). for the risk taker Cast Your Fate to the Wind Cab Franc: Cab Franc is my favorite grape on Long Island.

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    • Pedralonga

      L’arrivée surprise Nous revenions d’une visite incroyable à Pazo Baión avec des gens chaleureux, un décor bucolique, une dégustation de très bons albariños accompagnés de délicieux petits tapas. En m’assoyant dans l’autobus, je me suis dit que la prochaine visite ne pourrait être aussi extra. On nous informe que le vignoble Pedralonga est à 30 minutes de route.

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  • Some lovely wines with the Noble Rot guys

    … Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 Napa Valley, California A bit of menthol to the spicy, fresh black cherry fruit with some nice grip. 92/100 The last two weren’t blind. Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley, California Fresh, fine blackcurrant and red berry fruit with fine herby notes. There’s some real elegance here and a hint of spice. Lovely. 94…

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  • Italian Barbera wines dazzle in taste test

    … at Trader Joe’s, pick up a bottle. The Millbrae store had plenty as of this post. How not to design a wine label. However, a very tasty wine Renato Ratti Barbera D’Alba 2012 – Costco $13.99 The Renato Ratti Barbera D’Alba 2012 has a beautiful and rich nose of fruit flavors, much stronger than the Barreri & Rovati. Even though these wines are two…

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  • Three Rías Baixas Albariños

    … Mendoza 3 Crianzas Rías Baixas Albariño 2012, Spain (£12.45 Moreno Wines) A year older, and those heady vanilla and peach edges have been joined by hints of pineapple juice. But once again, those rich flavours are bolstered by a lovely fresh backbone, with a bracing saline bite adding to the party. S- Tags: Video Categorised in: Albarino, Rias Baixas, Video, wine, Wine Education…

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  • Thanksgiving – A Perfect Time To Try New Wines

    … and strawberry scents along with passion fruit, orange zest, stone fruit and lychee flavors. Or try the Terras Gauda O’Rosal Albarino 2013 ($24) that includes some Loureira and Caino Blanco as well giving it herbal peach, beeswax and tangerine aromas that flow nicely into complex mineral accented peach, pear and grapefruit notes with a lengthy finish…

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  • Eden Hill Holiday Wine Dinner

    … pairing: Eden Hill 2013 Divine White (blend of Albarino, Pinot Grigio & Orange Muscat) ~ Dry White Wine *90 pts, Gold Medal, San Francisco IWC Main course (2 Selections): Selection 1: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Wine Sauce Selection 2: Turkey Florentine Roulade Both entrees paired with Wild Rice and Green Beans Rustica…

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  • Rant: There's No California Chardonnay On The Menu?

    … de Haro, an excellent Spanish restaurant in Brookline and one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I think they have a superb wine list, with over 325 choices, and it is unique because all of their wines are from Spain. You won't find a California Chardonnay or an Oregon Pinot Noir on their list. However, you will find Albarino, Tempranillo…

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  • Minerality: My thoughts

    … point wine (red or white) and add a little minerality so that it has that fine, grippy tang, it lifts the wine up a degree or two, to 91 or 92 points. This is what’s so important about structure: it’s also why it’s taken the wine writing community so long to get around to appreciating the structural elements of a wine, including minerality: it takes a certain amount of experience for the palate and mind to grow beyond loving sheer massive hedonism in order to reach that level of understanding and appreciation. …

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  • Portrait de Rías Baixas

    …, on vendange à la main. L’albariño constitue 94 % de l’encépagement de l’appellation. De moindre importance, les autres cépages de l’appellation sont les suivants : godello, loureira blanca, treixadura, caiño blanco. Bien qu’ils soient un peu plus marginaux, des cépages de vins rouges tels que le loureiro tinto et le caiño tinto sont également…

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  • Ana Fabiano & The Wonders of Rioja

    … of those producers come to the U.S., to personally spread the word about their wines, a more personal touch. I agree with her that it would help, especially on the East Coast which tends to drink more European wines than the West Coast. In addition, Ana would like to see more Rioja selections available by the glass on restaurant wine lists. At one…

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  • Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013

    … Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013 California Drinking this blend of albarino and grenache blanc from winemaker Macario Montoya brought to mind scraggly bushes laden with berries and rooted in the thin, loamy soil of a cliffside or sandy hill—manzanita, maybe. Whatever it is, the slightest breeze threatens to uproot it, but the bush holds tight…

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