Tag Archives: Albarino

The sensational new Namorío Albariño

I have a bit of thing for Albariño, as do many curious wine drinkers it would seem. It’s really caught on in the last few years. Our latest addition to the range is something we’ve been after for a while now. A good quality, reasonably priced Albariño that slips into the €10-€15 price bracket, and …

Mes de España parte tres: Rías Baixas

Home of one of my favourite grape varieties, Rías Baixas lies in Spain’s north west corner and is Galicia’s top wine producing region. It is responsible for some of Spain’s most popular dry white wines, many of which are from the Albariño grape. They have those monks to thank again, as they were the first …

Tasting Video: Valdamor Albarino 2007

To help kick off our sale on our Spanish range, Mike is tasting the Valdamor Albarino from Rias Biaxas. This vintage picked up a Gold Medal in Decanter’s World Wine Awards in 2008. If you’re not familiar with this grape variety, or if you want a truly great example, the Valdamor is well worth a …

Pan-fried Scallops and Spanish Albarino

I picked up some scallops last weekend from the fabulous Glenmar Fish Shop in Union Hall, West Cork, and reminded myself just how easy they are to cook and so utterly divine to taste. I hadn’t tried this wine in a while so I opened a bottle of Orballo Albarino and a match made in …

It’s either Albariño or it’s not

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s been some confusion surrounding Australian Albariño of late, and it only came to my attention when I was reading an email from joint winemaker at Cascabel in McLaren Vale, Duncan Ferguson, who was considering planting the varietal himself. “On the subject of Albarino, there’s a huge fuss …

The Golden Star of Rias Baixas: Valdamor Albarino 2007

Education is a big part of our identity. With this slender Spaniard we hope to encourage a few to experiment a little. If you’re into your whites (or want to get into them) and are willing to try something other than another Chardonnay or Sauvignon, the Valdamor Albarino (2007) is sure to convert you, and …