The Albariño is a variety of white wine grape that comes from the north of Galicia and Portugal. Its the wine with which most of the D.O. Rías Baixas wines are elaborated.
This Albariño grape its firstly found in Spain in the 12th century, being cultivated since the Middle Age in the Urmia river. Nowadays it has its own festival in August, being of national turistic interest ans the oldest in the wine world.
The Albariño Grape its normally used in the northern areas of Spain, such as ( Galicia, Castilla y León, Cantabria y Cataluña), its cultivation has even been started in some Californian vineyards.
Its aroma has memories of apricot, that linked to its dry, light and wide taste, make the Albariño wines, one of the most well-known and prized wines worldwide.
The Albariño wines are actually elaborated in more than 140 wine cellars in Spain, having a producton of 11.000 kilos per hectare, being all of them D.O. Rías Baixas wines.