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Albariño Wines: A Real Treat From Galicia

J.M. Towers


Albariño wines are intense with deliciously floral fruity aromas. Its unique features make them an ideal complement to fish and seafood dishes.


The Albariño wines are made from the grape of the same name and produced in the fertile wine regions of southern Galicia, an area of Spain that is registered under the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin. (Other Spanish wine regions: Rioja Alavesa, Castilla La Mancha and Toro) This legendary and unique variety delivers intense, aromatic and unctuous wines from the Cambados zone. An Albariño is immediately recognizable for its distinctive flavor and deliciously pungent floral and fruity aroma. Due to their unique features, these wines harmonize perfectly with fish and with the intense flavors of seafood.

The following wines are perfect for savoring as an aperitif or as a mid-afternoon drink, true oenological treats that Galicia gifts to the world.


Xión 2013
WINERY: Attis Bodegas y Viñedos S.L. // ZONE: Cambados, Pontevedra
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Rias Baixas // VARIETY: 100% Albariño

Albariño wines

Xión 2013 is a clean wine, bright, almost creamy, harmonious and elegant with ripe fruit aromas. It is fresh and well balanced. In the mouth it is persistent, large and very structured, with well-integrated alcohol and a lingering and pleasant finish.


Albamar 2010
WINERY: Albamar // ZONE: Cambados, Pontevedra
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Rias Baixas // VARIETY: 100% Albariño

Albariño wines

This extraordinary wine is made from grapes picked from 25-year old vines planted in mostly sandy soils, near the sea in Ría de Arosa. Albamar 2010 has an excellent structure and aromatic complexity, with typical hints of fruit, citrus, white flowers and the marked “minerality” of the Albariño grape. In the mouth it is fresh, wide and deep, perfect to accompany a good lobster or a plate of oysters.


Martín Codax 2012
WINERY: Martín Códax // ZONE: Cambados, Pontevedra
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Rias Baixas // VARIETY: 100% Albariño

Albariño wines

Martin Códax, the personage who gave his name to this famous wine, was one of Galicia’s most important medieval troubadours. With a pale yellow color and lemon reflections, it is clean, bright and with slight bubbles that show its youth. In the nose stand out floral notes that evoke mimosas, jasmines, citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges and white-fleshed fruit such as apples. On the palate it is enveloping, with a long and well-integrated acidity.


Lusco 2008
WINERY: Pazos de Lusco // ZONE: Cambados, Pontevedra
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Rias Baixas // VARIETY: 100% Albariño

Albariño wines

This wine is bright pale yellow with greenish sparkles, has a powerful nose with fruity aromas of green apple, quince and acacia flower, and a mineral background. On the palate, it is very fruity, with subtle hints of green lemon and even lime. Unctuous and with excellent acidity, it is ideal to accompany a delicious and creamy Galician cheese or grilled fish.


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