Albarino Harvest at Our Frederick MD Winery

Today’s harvest, Albariño

This variety is in its third season and this 2017 vintage will be our first at the winery.  Albariño is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines. The grape is noted for its distinctive botanical aroma, very similar to that of ViognierGewurztraminer, and Petit Manseng, suggesting apricot and peach. The wine produced is unusually light, and generally high in acidity with alcohol levels of 11.5 to 12.5%. For seafood lovers, Albariño is a fantastic choice for food pairing with exquisite dishes like ceviche, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and shrimp.

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