You just tasted a wine which possessed flavors reminiscent of fresh peaches and lime. It had a medium body, crisp acidity, and a touch of minerality. It was most likely a:

A. Sancerre

B. Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc

C. Chablis

D. Albariño


Albariño is the white grape of the denomination Rías Baixas (REE-as BUY-shez) on the Atlantic coast of Galicia in far northwestern Spain. The region, with its beautiful green vegetation, looks more like Ireland than Spain. The region’s vineyards form an arc around the deep sea inlets (rías) that pierce the coast. Needless to say, this is a place famous for its seafood. And albariño is a perfect partner.

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