Find out here about this trendy Spanish white grape which also calls Portugal home.

What is it famous for?

It has brought a breath of fresh air to Spain, which is best known for its warm-climate red wines, but not noted for refreshing white wines. Recognised since the 1980s as an important grape in Portugal and sometimes blended as part of world-famous Vinho Verde, though more often bottled as a single varietal.

Where does it grow?

In the northwest of Spain, in the coastal area of Rías Baixas DOC {pro/ (rhee-yus by-shus), where it is much cooler and rainier than in the rest of the country.

It grows in the northwest of Portugal, in the Minho, where it is known as Alvarinho {pro/ alva-reen-yo}.

Crisp acidity and refreshing zesty flavours.

What does it taste like?

A crisp, acidic, fruity wine reminiscent of peach and apricot, but with added zest.

Pingza Loves:

💗💗 Albanta Albariño 2018 💗💗

💗💗 Exquisite Rías Baixas Albariño 2018 💗💗

Tastes great with:

Seafood and salt-baked fish.

Since the 1980s it has been recognised as an important grape in Portugal.

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