We're working our way through the alphabet looking at the different grape varieties starting with each letter. Follow us on our journey from A to Z learning about 28 different grape varieties along the way.
A is for Albarino
"Spanish name of the distinctive, aromatic, high-quality vine grown in Galicia (and as Alvarinho in the north of Portugal's Vinho Verde region)" - Jancis Robinson
Now widely exported you can find Albarino's from Australia, France, New Zealand, Uruguay and the USA.
"In its Burgundian homeland, Chardonnay has for long been the sole vine responsible for all of the finest white burgundy." - Jancis Robinson
Chardonnay is well know within the wine community, however, the name Chardonnay itself has become some what of a brand, with many not realising that it is actually a white grape variety. It is a grape variety loved by wine makers due to its reliability and malleability.