Rias Baixas


Casa do Capitão-mor Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal (£12.90 Alfama Wines) Young and fresh, a bracing tang of sea air and mineral in among the lightly spicy (ginger?) just-ripe peach and citrus peel flavours. Very tasty, and quite full bodied. S(-) Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal (£11.99 Laithwaites) […]

Albariño meets Alvarinho


Albanta Albariño 2013, Rías Baixas, Spain (£12 Asda) Showing the exotic side of Albariño, this has a rich, almost Viognier-like nut kernel character plus notes of peach, passionfruit and lychee, but just when it was in danger of going a bit wobbly, a stony citrus side chips in to provide […]

Three Albariños from Spain and California


Have given the same mark (a low silver medal) to all three of these wines, even through they are all different. Try the first two with shellfish, last one with fleshier fish – and don’t be afraid to have a little heat in the food… Condes de Albarei Rías Baixas […]

Three Rías Baixas Albariños



These folk also make Tesco’s own-label Albariño… Martin Codax Albariño 2013, Rías Baixas, Spain (£12.99 Slurp) Tasted this a couple of times in early summer. On the video, you’ll see I liked it for its quite ripe plush peach and pear flesh tempered by juicy citrus and green apple acidity, […]

Martin Codax Albariño 2013, Rías Baixas, Spain


Consistently reliable Albariño from Bodegas Martin Codax. Some stores now have the 2013 I think, but the 2012 still looks pretty good Pazo Torrequintans Rías Baixas Albariño 2012, Spain (£7.49 Tesco) Showing a little of the richness that comes with bottle age, but this is still fresh and citrussy, with […]

Pazo Torrequintans Rías Baixas Albariño 2012, Spain


Raza Vinho Verde 2012, Portugal (£9.50-£10 Harvey Nichols, Selfridges) Clean zippy young wine with a slight fizz/spritz, bracing appley citrus freshness, some briny Atlantic bite and quite a fleshy but still refreshing finish. B+ Tercius Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2012, Portugal (£10.99 Marks & Spencer) Like a cross between Viognier and Riesling, […]

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