Albariño has “bright future” in California

on 27/03/13 at 12:38 pm

Wine

imagesSpanish grape Albariño has a bright future in California, according to Spanish-born, Sonoma-based Marimar Torres of the Torres wine dynasty.

Speaking at a wine dinner at Automat in London last night, Torres told the drinks business: “Albariño has fantastic potential in the Russian River Valley.

“Our vineyard is in the Green Valley, the coolest region of the Russian River Valley ten miles from the Pacific, and Albariño seems to be thriving there.

“Californian Albariño is not as acidic as Albariños from Galicia. Those from the Russian River Valley are wonderfully aromatic, rounded and mineral,” she said.

Torres has been experimenting with the aromatic Galician variety since 2004 and is keen to capitalise on the current global thirst for Albariño.

 

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