Rias Baixas


Lagar de Cervera Albariño 2016, Rías Baixas, Spain (£15 Armit) Classic bracing style, setting sappy green apple and citrus freshness against more exotic, fleshier peach/nectarine flavours, with floral aromas and a nutty, creamy character. Full in flavour, but medium bodied, with a clean, pungent finish. S- Casa do Capitão-Mor Alvarinho […]

Albariño meets Alvarinho


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