Tag Archives: Albarino

Albarino, Vina Vedra, Val do Salnes, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$17++

Here’s another Spanish white for your sipping pleasure. On the eyes, medium lemon with aromas of nose-tingling rocks and salinity with lemon zest. On the palate, dry with medium plus juicy acidity and flavours of citrus – lemon, pomelo, pink … Continue reading

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Albariño, Viña Vedra, Val do Salnés, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$17++

The Val do Salnés region is located in Rias Baixas and hangs way off the edge of northwestern Spain, north of the border with Portugal where the grape is called Alvarinho. Hugging the Atlantic Ocean and cooled by its breezes, … Continue reading

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Albariño, Burgáns, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2010, 13% abv, C$21++

Here is another Spanish white for your drinking pleasure – I seem to have been enjoying a lot of them these days.  They’re a good deal, are generally well made and balanced with good flavour and appropriate alcohol. This Albariño is … Continue reading

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Albariño, Martin Códax, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2011, 12.5% abv. C$22.90

Go out and get a bottle of this – bypass the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay and the Pinot Grigio.  Here is a fabulous little Spanish white that not only tastes great, but punches well above its weight and is a great deal. … Continue reading

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Albariño, Eidos de Padriñán, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, US$19.

This wine is made in tiny Padriñán on the cool, wet north western Atlantic coast of Spain.  Hanging off the edge of Spain, Padriñán is south of Santiago de Compostela and not so far across the border with Portugal from Porto. Made … Continue reading

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Terras Gauda, O Rosal, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv, C$41

Albariño, as it’s referred to in Galicia (northwestern Spain), or Alvarinho as it’s called in Portugal’s northern Vinho Verde DOC, is a white grape enjoying a renaissance of sorts amongst those looking for something new and unusual to drink. Galicia … Continue reading

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