This pale-yellow, crisp white wine from Galicia in Northwest Spain has aromas of lime, peach and tropical fruits. The palate features plenty of lime, with peach, pear, melon and fresh herbs. The bright citrus flavors work well with the delicate flavors of the catfish in Greg’s fish tacos, while the more tropical notes complement the dish’s sweet mango salsa. The wine finishes with crisp acidity and a noticeable minerality; two things that are essential when pairing wine with seafood.
Albarino is my “Swiss Army Knife” white wine, because it serves most of my white wine needs well, yet not perfectly. It can be aromatic and delicate like Riesling, peachy and tropical like Viognier, and citrusy and herbal, like Sauvignon Blanc. This is also a safe (if a bit lazy) selection for most seafood dishes, especially shellfish. The best Albarinos hail from “Green Spain’s” Rias Baixas area, and it is also the primary grape (known as Alvarinho) in Portugal’s popular Vinho Verde white wines. GRANT
Also pairs well with appetizers, fish, paella, shellfish, shrimp, spicy dishes, vegetables
- Category White Wine
- Varietal Albarino
- Region Rias Baixas Spain