Which Spanish White Will Displace Albariño? 2

Albariño Spanish white

Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal wine columnist writes–Some wines are known by their grape names (e.g., Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio) and some are identified by their region of origin (e.g., Bordeaux), while certain others are lumped into unhelpfully large groups (e.g. rosé). Spanish whites is another category that may be ridiculously sprawling, with dozens and dozens of white grapes grown in the country, but it’s how many wine drinkers think about the whites that come from there—at least the ones that aren’t Albariño. This wine, produced in the Galicia region in the northwest corner of Spain, is the country’s white-wine success story. Easy to find, easy to pronounce (al-bar-EEN-yo) and easy to drink thanks to its crisp acidity and citrus notes, Albariño is sometimes compared with Sauvignon Blanc. It is also reasonably priced, with plenty of good options under $15.00.