Definition of albariño
: a richly flavored white wine from the Galicia region of Spain Good albariño can be very serious wine, with enormous intensity of flavor and a subtle, layered mouth-feel framing its lively acidity. — John Winthrop Haeger, Saveur, May 2006; also : the grape from which this wine is made Grown on the rainy, green Galician coast, Albariño is Spain's breakout white grape. — Richard Nalley, Food & Wine, September 2002
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Origin and Etymology of albariño
borrowed from Galician albariño “light-colored grape variety from which a white wine is made,” derivative of albariño, diminutive or attenuating derivative of albar “white, bright white,” probably going back to Vulgar Latin *albar- (in Latin albāris, albārius “of stucco or stuccowork”), from Latin albus “white” + -āris -ar — more at elf
First Known Use: 1972
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