About Albarino White Wine

About Albarino White Wine
Albariño is a white grape grown in Portugal and Spain (Rias Baixas in north west Spain, near the border with Portugal, is a famous Albariño zone).

The wines are aromatic, aged only in steel and feature exotic aromatics of honeysuckle, peach, melon and orange blossom. Medium-bodied, the wines are dry or off-dry and have very good natural acidity. They are meant to be enjoyed young (within the first year or two after the vintage) and are ideal with shellfish (especially crayfish) and most seafood.

Top Picks for Albarino

White Horse Winery 2018 Estate Albarino
88 points
$23
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of key lime custard, grapefruit zest, hint of gooseberry, and pressed flowers with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish. A juicy albarino that will be delightful with shellfish; butter poached scallops will shine with this wine.
Pend d’Oreille 2018  Albarino
86 points
$19
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, yogurt, and sea spray with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish with suggestions of spritz of lime with no oak flavor. Great acidity and a summery style make this a great patio wine.
Martín Códax 2016  Albarino
85 points
$15
Straw green color. Funky aromas of stewed pineapple, struck match, mandarin skin, pear soufflé, and baby powder with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy margarine, crab apple, white tea, magnolia, and melon finish. Aerate this Albariño before enjoying to reveal its underlying fruit.
Hawk Haven 2017 Signature Series Albarino
85 points
$23.99
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of struck match, wool, baby’s breath, white tea with lemon, and sliced white grapefruit with a supple, lively, dry light body and an even, brisk finish with no oak. A very crisp and delicate Albarino for swift summer day refreshment.
85 points $23.99