Alvarinho Wine posted: 2014-09-19 11:39:00
Alvarinho Wine is made by the Alvarinho or Albarino grape, found in the regions Galicia, Spain, and Minho, in Portugal. This grape produces a unique white wine. Wines created using this grape will be very common along the Way of Saint James. Those walking the Camino who consume this wine will note that it has a very unique and interesting smell, similar to peach and apricot. Wines made from this type of grape are unusually white, with high acidity. It is also possible for the wine to have a somewhat bitter taste with an alcohol percentage of about 11.5% to 12.5%. These wines are good at any point of the ageing process. Although it makes a very delicious young wine and has the characteristics to age for 10 years or more. It will compliment many of your meals along the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Region of Galicia, Spain
In this region of Spain, pilgrims walking the Camino will get a chance to experience some of Spain’s best white wines. The Alvarinho grape is mostly produced in the Rias Baixas area, contributing to ninety percent of the grapes produced in this region. Rias Baixas is situated in Galicia, the region of Santiago de Compostela near the Portuguese border. Since Galicia is famous for its seafood, we traditionally marry seafood and fish with white wine – and the Alvarinho makes it a first choice. You can enjoy tours of the entire region of Rias Baixas with wine tasting and vineyards galore to explore. Walking or cycling any of these sections arriving in Santiago de Compostela you can experience the fantastic Alvarinho Wine.
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