The White from the Rhine

The White from the Rhine

Albariño is one of those really interesting whites that often gets overlooked on the shelves. However, it is a wine style that I love.

These days it is only found in Northern Portugal or the Galicia in north West Spain. Here this wine is from a DO called Rias Baixas that is becoming renowned for producing aromatic dry whites.

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Albariño is thought to have originated from the Riesling grape and travelled to Galicia in the 12 Century with monks. In fact, the name literally translates into the 'White from the Rhine'. The wine is lip-smackingly crisp with peachy aromas and zesty character it is the perfect accompaniment to seafood.

Only around 20,000 bottles are produced of 'Deusa Nai', Its name is taken from the goddess who represents the generous fertility of the Earth. Highly worshipped in mythical Galicia, this goddess personifies a rough land with a harsh and adverse climate that conveys the unique character to the region’s vineyards and wines.

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