The grape flourishes in maritime climates and often produces a distinct white peach and apricot flavor. Similar to a Riesling for its vibrant acidity, yet the full mouth-feel of a Viognier makes the wine very unique.
Here in California, Albariño is being made by a dedicated few, and we are proud to be amongst the niche group. Our most recent release is our 2011 Mariposa Edna Valley Albarino.
While shellfish may be a great food pairing, here in the San Joaquin Valley I often pair it with Mexican food. Taco anyone?
Are you celebrating the Albariño grape today?