Albariño is a white grape grown predominantly in northwest Spain and Portugal, where it is also known as Alvarinho. It typically produces lightly colored but aromatic and high acid full-bodied wines that often exhibit ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Albariño among our extensive Albariño wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Albariño reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Albariño, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.
From the Moncão region, heartland of Alvarinho, at the north of Vinho Verde, this is a delicious wine, its green flavors bursting out of the glass. It is fresh, very crisp, edged with yeastiness but then boosted by its tight acidity.
Coming from the Alvarinho region of Monção in the far north of Portugal, this is a rich wine, its creamy apple character brought out beautifully by its tight, steely edge. This has style, ripe fruit, a green plum skin edge to it, finished with vibrant acidity.
Made from Alvarinho grapes in the cool region north of Lisbon, this wine brings out surprising tropical characters in the grape. There is light acidity, but the texture is creamy, with suggestions of wood to go with the delicious lime and mango flavors.
So crisply tart, so mouthwatering, it’s just a pleasure to drink. Harvested at a brix of only 21.3, with alcohol of just 12.4%, the wine is completely dry, yet offers rich, forward flavors of citrus fruits, white peaches, green apples, honeysuckle flowers, minerals and spices.
Estate-grown, this captures the racy minerality of the Spanish grape, while amping it up to New World fruit standards. So you get a fruit-powered richness, with citrus and peach, along with lively acidity and a steely core. The new vintage marks a big step forward for this variety at Abacela.
An elegant and well-made Albariño with lemon chiffon, pear and green apple aromas. The palate is just right in feel, depth and minerality, with apple, pear, honeydew and hidden spice flavors. Clean, teetering on lush and delicious as it finishes. Drink this pretty wine as soon as possible.
A crisp style of Alvarinho, packed with green fruits, apples and lemon along with richer pink grapefruit. There is an attractive tangy minerality as well, giving a satisfying full-in-the-mouth wine.
Very clean and clear, and even though it’s a 2009 it is still holding onto its core freshness and character. White fruits and flower blossoms work the nose, and the palate is now fully mature, elegant and smooth. Flavors of peach, melon and kiwi are clean and tasty. Albariño at its best.