Try Albariño / Alvarinho Wine if You Like Chablis or Pinot Grigio.


Overview of Albariño Wine

Light bodied wine with citrus and melon flavours, mineral notes and mouthwatering acidity.


How To Pronounce the grape Albariño: Albah-REEN-yō


Why We Like Albariño Wine

  • The Portugal version (Alvarinho) is a less expensive alternative to more known white wines like Pinot Gris, Chablis and Vermentino.
  • Great pairing for spicy dishes, but also great on its own


Flavours and Aromas of the Albariño Variety

  • Fruit: citrus, stone fruit and melon
  • Floral: orange blossom
  • Other: mineral, stone, crushed gravel, salinity


Where in the World Does the Albariño Grape Grow?

Old World Albariño Regions

  • Rias Baixas, Spain
  • Portugal

New World Albariño Regions

  • Okanagan Valley, BC
  • USA (California, New York)
  • Uruguay


Albariño Wine’s Perfect Food Pairings

  • Light fish and seafood
  • Thai, Moroccan and Indian cuisine
  • Fresh vegetables and salads with citrus vinaigrette


Interesting Facts About the Albariño Grape:

It was thought to be part of the Riesling family until recent DNA testing proved once and for all that it was a varietal all its own.


Other Names for the Albariño Varietal:

Alvarinho, Alvarin Blanco


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Like Cabernet Sauvignon? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Pecorino or Grüner Veltliner.