albariño

noun al·ba·ri·ño
variants: or Albariño play \ˌäl-bə-ˈrēn-(ˌ)yō\

Definition of albariño

plural albariños or Albariños
: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 HaegerSaveurMay 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 NalleyFood & WineSeptember 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


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