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Albariño wine

The fresh whites from Rías Baixas

The Albariño is the most widespread grape variety in the D.O. Rías Baixas. It is used to produce fresh, mellow and elegant whites that marry well with Galician cuisine and all types of seafood.

HISTORY 

The origin of the Albariño is still unknown to this day.
There are those that claim it is indigenous to the Rías Baixas, and those that claim it was introduced to the Monastery of Armenteira (Pontevedra) in the 12th century by French monks from Cluny Abbey on a pilgrimage to Santiago.
Whatever the origins of this variety, the vines have rapidly adapted to the local climate, spreading to the rest of Galicia and northern Portugal.

Currently, the Albariño is by far the queen variety of the D.O. Rías Baixas. It is much more popular than the Lourero, Godello and Treixadura varieties, which are also grown in this denomination.

CHARACTERISTICS

The Albariño has a very long vegetative cycle, with very small berries that sprout early and ripen late.
It is a sweet, glyceric variety with a characteristic aroma that is reminiscent of apricots, like the Viognier.

Albariño wine (the wine owes its name to the grape variety) is a broad, dry and very light white wine that is delicious on the palate.
It is bright, with a straw yellow hue and golden-green shimmers. It has fruity, fine and very distinguished aromas.
Its flavour is fresh and mellow, with a good body and great balance between alcohol and acidity. Its aftertaste is pleasant, elegant and very complete.

Albariño wine is ideal as an aperitif with any variety of lightly seasoned seafood. In fact, there is no other wine that marries better with Galician seafood.

WINES MADE WITH ALBARIÑO GRAPES

In the D.O. Rías Baixas we find various interesting and characteristic single varietal Albariños, such as Martín Codax Albariño, Pazo de Señorans or Fillaboa Albariño, among others.

Without leaving this D.O. we also find coupages of Albariño complemented by other varieties. One example is the Terras Gauda, with the Albariño complemented by Loureira Blanca and Caíño Blanco.

Some very interesting Albariños are also produced outside of the D.O. Rías Baixas. There's the Ekam, produced in the D.O. Costers del Segre with Riesling grapes. And then there?s the Lapola, which is produced in the Ribeira Sacra with Albariño, Godello and Doña Blanca grapes.

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Albariño de Fefiñanes 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Versatility and plenty of class
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Fento Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Pure Atlantic wine
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Bico da Ran 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An electric Albariño
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£13.54
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Paco & Lola Nº12 2023

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An Albariño to enjoy all year round
Paco & Lola Nº12 2023
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£13.67
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Vionta 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Elegant, fresh and balanced
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Paco & Lola Prime 2019

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Avant-garde in body and soul
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Finca A Pedreira 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An honest and direct white wine, just like they used to be.
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Abadía San Campio 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Energetic and very lively Albariño
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Rodrigo Méndez Cíes Blanco 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

A mineral and vibrant Albariño with barrel ageing
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Soalheiro Alvarinho 2022

Portugal Vinho Verde (Minho)

Seductive minerality
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Albamar Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

The great surprise from Rías Baixas
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Mar de Frades Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

A delicate Albariño that is fresh and citric, with a salty character
Mar de Frades Albariño 2022
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Martín Codax Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Young and bright Albariño from Salnés
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Pazo Señorans Tras Los Muros 2020

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Elegant Albariño of long ageing and surprising longevity
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Pazo de Barrantes 2020

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An Albariño you can’t go wrong with
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Pazo De Rubianes Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

A “wine of the Camellias”
Pazo De Rubianes Albariño 2022
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Paco & Lola Vintage 2018

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

Made from the oldest vineyards and under a yeast cap
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Pazo Señorans 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An Albariño full of nuances
Pazo Señorans 2022
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Xesteiriña Albariño 2021

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

An Albariño made through tradition and friendship
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Leirana Albariño 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

One of the best wines from Rías Baixas, according to the New York Times
Leirana Albariño 2022
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Pazo das Bruxas 2022

Spain D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)

A fragrant and lively Albariño
Pazo das Bruxas 2022
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