If, like myself, you love the wonderful fruit driven white wines of DO Rías Baixas, Galicia, North West Spain, you may be asking, ‘Does Albariño actually need any support?’ You wouldn’t be alone, either.
If you ask any wine drinking Spaniard belonging to the Baby Boom Generation, which is the best grape variety in Spain for making white wine, it’s an odds on certainty (I’m writing this on Grand National Day!) that she/he would answer Albariño. If Tempranillo has, for decades, been known as Spain’s ‘noble variety’ for red wines, then for sure, Albariño would be its white wine grape equal.
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