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Albariño (Alvarinho)

Now cultivated worldwide, Albariño is most commonly known as the backbone variety to the zesty, saline-tinged white wines of the Iberian peninsula, namely Galicia and northwestern Portugal, where it is commonly referred to as Alvarinho. The grape is known for its pronounced aromatics and high levels of natural acidity. Albariño-based wines are often compared to Viognier, Riesling, and Petit Manseng, mainly because of their floral bouquets and tangy, citrus-driven flavors.