Sarah Jane Evans MW, Roger Jones and Dirceu Vianna Junior MW tasted 78 wines with 3 Outstanding and 33 Highly recommended.
Albariño beyond Iberia: panel tasting scores
78 wines tasted
Highly recommended 33
Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their Albarin?o wines – single varietal or blended with a minimum of 75% Albarin?o/Alvarinho – in any style, vintage or price level, from any region and country other than Spain and Portugal
Albarin?o is the star white variety of Galicia, and specifically of Ri?as Baixas. Other producers in Spain may make it, in Mediterranean and central regions, but nowhere does it do better than on the granite soils and in the maritime climate not far from the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela.