World Albarino Day

August 1, 2023 byEden Fine wines

World Albarino Day

World Albariño Day

Spanish wines have gained international acclaim for their diversity and exceptional quality. Among the country's renowned offerings, Albariño stands out as a distinctive white wine that has captivated wine enthusiasts worldwide and is often referred to as the jewel of Spanish white wines.

Albariño finds its roots in the Rías Baixas region of Galicia. The area's unique maritime climate, with its cool temperatures and high humidity, creates the ideal conditions for Albariño grapes to thrive. The region's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean also plays a crucial role in shaping the wine's distinctive character.

Albariño grapes are small and thick-skinned, which helps to retain their vibrant acidity. Albariño wines are known for their remarkable freshness, high acidity, and intense aromatics. The wine's bouquet often exhibits notes of white peach, apricot, citrus fruits, and floral undertones, giving it a captivating aromatic profile. On the palate, Albariño offers a crisp and zesty character, with a distinct minerality.

Albariño's versatility is one of its most appealing aspects, making it an excellent companion for a wide range of cuisines. Its crisp acidity provides a refreshing counterpoint to seafood dishes, particularly shellfish like oysters, clams, and scallops. Grilled fish, sushi, and ceviche also pair remarkably well with Albariño, as its acidity cuts through the richness of the dishes.

Here at Eden we have a fantastic selection of Albariño's to choose from including the Raimat Albariño which is actually located in Costers del Segre, Catalunya. As well as being a fantastic wine, Raimat embodies the respect for the environment, and the natural coexistence of tradition and vanguard.

At Raimat, being sustainable is not a fad, it is a commitment they have accepted from day one. They have worked carefully to maintain a balance between the environment and their activity. They reduce the impact on the earth by integrating all their resources into production and they minimise the production of waste by sorting and recycling it.

The Raimat Albariño wine itself offers complex aromas of citrus and notes of stone fruits, with subtle hints of white flowers on a mineral background and is a perfect fit on any wine list.

Why not tempt your customers into trying it?