Albarin Blanco

Albarin Blanco is a white wine grape variety from Asturias in the far north west of Spain, also known in Galicia in the noth west under various synonyms. It is a vigorous and productive variety, with bunches of large berries, and is known for its intense aromas and flavors.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Albarin Blanco has a greenish-yellow colour, and its wines are medium-bodied with intense aromas of citrus and stone fruits, along with floral and herbal notes. On the palate, the wines have a high acidity, with notes of white pepper, stone fruits, melon, and green apples.

Fresh Albarin Blanco grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Albarin Blanco is mainly found in Asturia. Under the Galician name Branco Lexítimo, the variety is authorized in Betanzos but it tends to be used in blended bulk wines for strictly local consumption. Albarin Blanco is grown to a limited extent in Asturias in north-west Spain. It is cultivated using traditional methods such as hand-pruning and low yields. The grapes are harvested by hand, and the wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. Albarin Blanco is usually blended with other white grape varieties, such as Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viura. The wines produced are fresh and aromatic, with a crisp acidity. In other regions, the wines are made in an oaked style, with a richer texture and more intense aromas. Albarin Blanco wines are best paired with seafood dishes, salads, and white meat dishes. They also pair well with creamy cheeses, as well as dishes with herbs and spices.

Foods to pair with Albarin Blanco:

Light meat
Fun Fact about Albarin Blanco
Albarin Blanco has been confused with Albariño but DNA profiling has shown them to be distinct varieties.

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