Albariño, most known for its plantings in Rías Baixas, Spain, is highly aromatic and is usually made into a varietal wine, rather than being blended with other grapes. Its aromatics are able to develop fully in Virginia, and it often showcases intense lime, apple, hyacinth, almond, and grass notes, balanced by a naturally high acidity. This lively wine is made in a dry style without oak, and is best served young. It is wonderful with fresh fish and seafood of all kinds as well as other light meats (chicken, pork & veal), and is a lovely accompaniment to goat cheese.
Origin
Spain, Portugal
Species
Vitis vinifera
Ideal Soil
Depending on wine style desired, hard granite and sandy soils can each be ideal.