Originally thought to have been brought to the Iberian Peninsula during the 12th century by Cistercian monks, the name Alba-Riño means “from the Rhine”. Today, Albariño is widely planted in the northwestern part of Spain, the region of Galicia, as well as in the Portuguese Vinho Verde region where it is known as Alvarinho. Foodies adore this most fashionable white grape varietal, owing to its preternatural ability to pair with the salty and the spicy (think seafood tapas, ham, prosciutto, smoked salmon, Manchego cheese, capers and oysters). Pure and vibrant, our 2013 vintage has lemon-lime aromas and crisp grapefruit flavors with a lovely note of minerality. The wine is balanced with a long, fruity finish.