The Albariño variety was originated in Galicia. It has adapted perfectly to our country’s weather and soil, enabling the production of quality wines that have become iconic white wines.
Albariño is a variety of white wine grape, originated in Galicia, Spain. Plantations of this variety can also be found in Castile and León, Cantabria and even in Cataluña. This variety is also grown in Portugal and it is known as Alvarinho.
Legend has it that Albariño found its way to Galicia thanks to the Cistercian Order monks, in the twelfth century. These monks came from France and other wine-producing regions. However, the scientific theory claims that this variety was originated in Galicia.
Albariño is a variety that has an early bud burst and late maturity; it is used to elaborate single variety-wines or coupage wines. They tend to have high alcoholic content and notable acidity, with great fruity aromatic potential. In Uruguay, more precisely Garzón, Albariño found its perfect terroir to mature and provide an excellent fruit. This has enabled the elaboration of two different varieties, Albariño Reserva, elegant and fresh, with a pale yellow color and fruity aroma, and Albariño Single Vineyard, defined by its elegance and with aromas reminiscent of tropical fruits.