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
    • Portrait de Rías Baixas

      Présentement dans l’avion entre New York et Madrid pour ensuite me rendre à Vigo, je termine tout juste mes lectures sur l’appellation Rías Baixas, où je vais. Avant de pouvoir vous raconter mes découvertes et les histoires des vignerons rencontrés, voici un portrait de l’appellation. Rías Baixas est la denominación de origen (DO) la plus importante en Galice et terre de pré ...

      L'Apprentie Sommelière- 16 readers -
    • Ana Fabiano & The Wonders of Rioja

      My love affair with Rioja wine goes back many years. One of the first Rioja wines that peaked my interest in Spanish wines was the Marqués de Riscal, and my first higher-end Spanish Rioja, the Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Reserva, was stunning and made me seek out more higher-end Spanish wines.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 5 readers -
  • Minerality: My thoughts

    … “minerality” a fair amount and have for many years. For example, since I began working at Jackson Family Wines, I’ve used it in my descriptions of Byron’s 2012 Pinot Noir and 2012 Chardonnay (both the regular and the Nielson), Cambria’s 2012 Clone 4 Pinot Noir, 2012 Tepusquet Viognier, 2012 Julia’s Pinot Noir and 2012 Katherine’s Vineyard…

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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…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 1 readers -
  • November 2014 wines - 0 Tasted of 9

    November 2014 wines - 0 Tasted of 9 Except for the McManis wines the remaining listed below were picked at random. Paired with the Keg (North York) a McManis Petite Sirah could not have been a better paired with grilled ribs, steaks, a filet topped with assorted seafood. This promted a focus on the McManis wines presently available.

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  • Condes de Albarei Rias Baixes Albarino 2013 Wine Review (NW)

    … Tasting notes: Citrus and hints of apple on the nose Light bodied on the palate Abbreviated finish with citrus notes Summary: There's a lot of good Albarino out there from the Rias Baixes region of Spain, but this one is a bit flat. It doesn't have the brightness and full flavor palate that has come to characterize these wines. Take a pass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

    The Wine Cask Blog- 1 readers -
  • Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    … My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
  • 6 Albariños to try out…

    … … and why you should drink Albariño year-round. One of my favorite white wines to drink with a variety of foods is Albariño. I’m constantly writing about it and hailing it as a versatile food wine, explaining to folks that it can pair with anything from salads, to seafood, chicken, pasta, and pizza. There’s a reason for this. But first, what…

    Vindulge- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Day October 15, 2014

    2012 Piedrasassi, Syrah, Santa Barbara County. Sashi Moorman’s Piedrasassi label is home to some of California’s most exciting Syrah, and this new vintage, 2012 Santa Barbara County is wonderful and extremely northern Rhone in style, dare I say very Cornas, with deep complexity, stem inclusion and spicy character. 1 readers -
  • Four Days in Paso Robles - Day Three

    …/Mourvedre). The tasting room person suggested that we check out Caliza, Jack Creek Cellars and Shale Oak. So, our next stop was at Caliza Winery, just up the road. Tasting at Turley Caliza Winery is located right next to two well respected wineries in Paso Robles: L’Aventure and Booker. Caliza follow sustainable practices in their vineyard…

    The Sommelier Updatein Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 3 readers -