Cards of Wine

Albariño (Spain)

Albariño is Spain's most famous white wine grape.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Mandarin
Mandarin
Peach
Peach

Pinapple
Pinapple
Jasmine
Jasmine
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Grapefruit and Peach flavors are typical for Albariño.

Hints of Flowers, Herbs, and salty Minerals.

Profile

Albariño is dry, fresh, and fruity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif

Vegetables
Salad
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Crab
Seafood
Oysters
Oysters

Fish
Fish
Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Pasta
Sushi

Albariño's delicious acidity makes it excellent with both Green Salads and Seafood.

It also pairs well with flavorfulrich, salty, oily, and spicy food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Vegetables and Green Salad (with Vinegar).
Shrimps. Prawns. Mussels. Oysters.
Squid. Fish Soup. Fish Pie.
Paella. Tomato-based Pasta and Pizza.
Salmon. Gravlax. Sushi. Sashimi.
Sharp Ingredients. Capers. Tomatoes. Olives.

Cheese:
Goat. Sheep. Feta. Gouda.

If You Like Albariño

You Will Also Like:

Favorita (Italy)
Pigato (Italy)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Turbiana (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Vermentino (Italy)
Vernaccia (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Galicia

Galicia

Galicia is a region in north-west Spain.

There are 5 Denominacións de Orixe (DO) in Galicia:

  • Monterrei
  • Rías Baixas
  • Ribeira Sacra
  • Ribeiro
  • Valdeorras

Rias Baixas (lower Rias), close to the border of Portugal, is known to produce the best Albariño in the world. In Portugal the same grape is called Alvarinho.

Ribeira Sacra is best known for dry red wines from the Mencia grape.

Red Wines:

White Wines: