If you love seafood, then Albariño needs to be on your wine matching list. White wine made from Albariño grapes is super refreshing with edgy acidity and it can have a slight saltiness to it. My favourite match to a nice crisp glass of Albariño is chilli mussels. Y-U-M!
I received this sample bottle from Good Pair Days (thank you!). The producer is Charqunio and it comes from the Rias Baixas region in Spain. 99% of all wine produced in the Rias Baixas region is white. And while 12 grape varieties are permitted in the region, Albariño represents 96% of the vines planted. Therefore if you try Albariño and really enjoy it, then adding this region to your wine travel bucket list is a must.
Learn more about Rias Baixas Albariño at riasbaixaswines.com.
So what did we think of this 2017 example from Charqunio? Here are our notes:
It’s a bright lemon yellow shade in the glass with a slight tinge of gold. On the nose I pick up refreshing notes of apples, florals/herbs and lime citrus. That lime acidity comes through on the palate with a hint of apricots and a smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. Easy drinking with a nice clean finish.
This wine was given to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!