Consisting of the majority of grapes grown in the Northwest Rias Baixas region of Spain, Albariño is quickly gaining esteem for its playfulness and whimsical nature. Mouth-watering and clean, this wine has a complexity that is nearly impossible to dislike.
Incredibly fruit forward for an “old world” wine, Albariño sings the song of relaxed and fulfilling Spanish coastal life.
The wines are bottled early to preserve ripe freshness of fruit with a bracing acidity that will cascade across the palate and accentuate notes of apples, lime, peaches, flowers and grass. A cleansing minerality on the finish leases the palate ready for more. If aged in oak, which not all are, you will taste subtleties of vanilla and dill.
The wine does not age well and should be consumed within a couple of years of bottling. It is also budget friendly so stock up.
Albariño is a classic example of how the local dishes of the region, like traditional Spanish Coastal foods, pair extraordinarily well with the wine. Try this wine with prawns, scallops, shellfish, lobster, and mussels. It also makes a delicious digestif.