Albarino is one of our absolute go-to grapes. This one comes from its main home, Rias Biaxas, in the north-west of Spain, just above Portugal.
Classic Albarino flavours are white fruit, peaches and apricots, a bit of melon. So very different to more citrus fruit and acidity of more well-known varieties. It’s cool climate location makes it very refreshing and a lovely summer’s day wine.
At £8, this is very much “Albarino-light”. All the flavours are there, just slightly muted, and without the personality you’d expect from a more expensive Albarino. So we give it a 7 on the WES scale, it’s a corking introduction to the grape, and well worth investigating if you find some whites too acidic for you and want something smoother and fruitier.
Pick up a bottle in your local Tesco – right now it’s on offer for £6.40 so grab it while you can!