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Albarino From Spain

November 16, 2010 16:44 ET

Albarino Brings Spanish Flair to the Traditional Thanksgiving Meal

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - This Thanksgiving offer guests an unexpected, yet satisfying pairing by bringing Albariño to the table. Albariño, a Spanish white wine, is easy to enjoy and pairs well with turkey and all of the trimmings thanks to its crisp and refreshing qualities.

"A Thanksgiving wine should have lower tannins and be able to carry the complexity of flavors offered throughout the meal," said Katia Alvarez, winemaker for the Martín Códax® Rías Baixas Albariño. "With its natural acidity and clean finish, Albariño provides the perfect pairing this holiday season."

Albariño wines are incredibly food friendly and pair perfectly with traditional Thanksgiving meals, including:

  • Roasted vegetables
  • Scalloped, mashed and sweet potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Turkey and gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Casseroles
  • Fruit salads
  • Pecan, pumpkin and other Thanksgiving pies

Albariño wines provide great value and are widely available in the U.S.

About Albariño from Spain
Albariño (al-ba-ree-nyo) is a white grape varietal grown in the D.O. (Denomination of Origin) of Rías Baixas, located in Galicia on Spain's Northwest coast. Accounting for 90 percent of all plantings in Rías Baixas, Albariño wine has been likened to a Riesling for its minerality and bracing acidity; to a Viognier, because of its fleshiness and peach/apricot character; and to a Pinot Gris for its floral bouquet. Albariño pairs well with seafood dishes, which are indigenous to its seaside region and are highly prized by leading restaurants throughout Spain. Albariño is also one of the few Spanish white grape varieties produced as a varietal wine on its own and designated on labels.

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