Albariño

  • Grape:Albariño
  • Home:Rias Baixas / Spain
  • Style:Crisp / Fresh / Aromatic
  • Taste:Tropical Fruit / Peach / Grapefruit
  • Food:Seafood / Fish / Salads
  • Awards:2018 vintage: Decanter Silver Medal. 2017 vintage: International Wine Challenge Silver Medal and IWSC Silver Medal
  • Lifestyle:2018 vintage: vegan; 2017 vintage: not vegetarian/vegan
  • Night In:Film: The Beach / TV: The Good Place / Song: The River

Albariño is a real favourite at Most Wanted HQ but this little grape may not be on your radar thanks to a relatively small area of production and low yields (which also can make it a bit pricey).

Although it’s also grown in Portugal, USA and Australia, it’s the Rías Baixas region in Galicia, north-western Spain that champions this thick-skinned, storm-loving grape.

And that’s where we get ours from. It still has that classic peachy, grapefruit flavour, but is a little bit rounder and richer than some others, meaning it’s one of the most versatile wines for pairing with food. Fish, salad or even spicy Indian and Asian food – it all works!

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Geek Fact: Galicia gets more annual rain than Manchester. That’s a good thing.