What’s better than a plate of shellfish with an Albariño?
Albariño is a white grape grown in the North West of Spain, probably hailing from the Rhine Valley; ‘Alba-Riño’ translates as ‘the white from the Rhine’. Known for distinctive apricot peach flavours, it’s thick skins and large number of pips can cause slight bitterness, but not this example. This particular wine comes from the home of Spanish Albariño, Cambados in Rias Baixas, a Denomination of Origin protected area. With orchard fruits and fresh citrus, this minerally, vivacious white is silky yet precise, showing good lift but heat on the mid-palate. A clean and tight finish closeswith a twinge of bitter zest. A best seller with our restaurant clients and a favourite among our staff, this is a freshly branded gem, a surefire hit with food.
Region: Rias Baixas DOC, Spain
Food Match – any Spanish dish, grilled fish, seafood, white meat, fresh soft cheese.
Bodegas Aquitania is situated in the home of Albariño, Cambados in Galicia. This high-tech winery only works with Albariño grapes, allowing winemakers to perfect working with this unusual varietal. Granite soils help to impart mineral characteristics to the wines produced here, whilst mixing old and young vines to encourage strength.
Established by a wine maker from Sanxenxo, the bodegs started as a home wine cellar, gradually growing to become specialist Albariño producers.