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Albillo

Albillo is an aromatic Spanish white grape variety, that is used mostly in blends

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Albillo has a pale yellow-green skin with a light green-yellow flesh. The wines produced from this variety are generally light and dry, with aromas of citrus fruits and flowers, and a balanced acidity.

Fresh Albillo grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Albillo is mainly grown in central and southern Spain. It is most commonly found in the regions of La Mancha and Castilla-La Mancha, where it is used to produce table wines. Albillo is a low-yielding grape variety, and has small and short bunches of thin skin berries. It has good resistance to pets and diseases. The wines produced from this variety are usually fermented in stainless steel tanks, to preserve its aromatic characteristics. Albillo is a versatile variety that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is particularly well suited to lighter dishes, such as seafood and salads.

Foods to pair with Albillo:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Albillo
Albillo is one of the oldest grape varieties in Spain, and has been grown in the country for centuries. Until less than a century ago, the Albillo grapes were mainly used as table grapes.

Top Wines with Albillo

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Envínate Táganan Blanco Natural

Envínate

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3.9
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Envínate Táganan Blanco is a remarkable white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a renowned appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in unique vineyard features. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. Táganan Blanco is known for its distinct style, offering a harmonious balance of flavors and aromas. With its exceptional quality and attention to detail, this wine is sure to captivate wine enthusiasts seeking a truly exceptional white wine experience.
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Food Pairing:
Fish
Seafood
Cheese
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Bernabeleva Navaherreros Blanco

Bernabeleva

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3.5
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4.0
Bernabeleva Navaherreros Blanco is a distinguished white wine hailing from Madrid, crafted by the esteemed Bernabeleva winery. A blend of Albillo and Macabeo grapes, it epitomizes the essence of the region. Thriving amidst extreme climates, where winters plunge into negative temperatures and summers scorch with aridity, the vines, aged between 25 to 80 years, yield grapes harvested by hand. Fermented in 500 to 600-liter barrels, the wine undergoes a meticulous aging process lasting 9 to 12 months in French and Austrian oak. Unfiltered and unstabilized, it retains its natural character, presenting a myriad of flavors influenced by varied vegetation, climates, and soil types. Founded in 1923, Bernabeleva is renowned for its dedication to crafting both red and white wines, with the Albillo grape reigning supreme in its Blanco, reflecting the essence of the region.
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Food Pairing:
Chicken
Pork
Salad
Pasta
Shellfish
Duck And Goose
Ham And Bacon
Turkey
Risotto
Boar
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$23.99
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Bodegas Ponce Reto Manchuela

Bodegas Ponce

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3.8
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Bodegas Ponce Reto Manchuela is a highly regarded wine from the Manchuela appellation in Spain. Produced by Bodegas Ponce, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the vineyards in the region. The vineyard features old vines that are carefully tended to produce high-quality grapes. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, with a focus on minimal intervention to allow the natural flavors and aromas to shine through. The resulting wine is known for its elegant and expressive style, with a perfect balance of fruitiness and complexity. Bodegas Ponce Reto Manchuela is a must-try for wine enthusiasts looking for a distinctive and memorable Spanish wine experience.
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Seafood
Cheese
Chicken
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$18.99
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Alfredo Maestro Lovamor Albillo Natural

Alfredo Maestro

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3.8
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Alfredo Maestro Tejero's 'Lovamor' Albillo from Castilla y Leon, Spain, is a standout wine renowned for its artisanal craftsmanship. Produced by the skilled Alfredo Maestro Tejero, the wine hails from the Castilla y Leon appellation, showcasing the unique terroir of the region. The vineyards are likely cultivated with a focus on organic or biodynamic practices, reflecting a commitment to sustainable viticulture. The winemaking process is likely traditional, involving natural fermentation and minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the Albillo grape. 'Lovamor' is distinguished by its style – expect a wine of character with a balance of fruit, floral notes, and possibly a touch of minerality, capturing the essence of Castilla y Leon's winemaking artistry.
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Tuna And Swordfish
Chicken
Seafood
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Bodega Marañones Picarana Albillo

Bodega Marañones

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3.7
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Bodega Marañones Picarana Albillo is a highly sought-after wine. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Madrid, this wine is crafted from Albillo grapes grown in unique vineyard sites. The vineyards boast diverse soil types and elevations, contributing to the wine's complexity and character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a true reflection of its terroir, with a distinct style that combines freshness, elegance, and a rich texture.
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Food Pairing:
Cheese
Tuna And Swordfish
Chicken
Salad
Seafood
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$21.02
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