If you haven't stumbled across Albariño yet, we wouldn't blame you for thinking it's some kind of exotic cheese or holiday destination in the Mediterranean! Albariño is actually Spain's top white wine variety. Deliciously aromatic with peach and apricot characters, Albariño is the new kid on the block in New Zealand.
Here at Matua, we're only on to our third vintage of Hawke's Bay Albariño, so we're chuffed when we get rave reviews about it! Bob Campbell Master of Wine recently reviewed our Matua Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Albariño 2015 in the Taste New Zealand magazine and rated it as the best he's tasted yet...
"Albariño is the top white grape variety in Spain. It's really catching on in this country. This is the best example I've tasted to date. It's a hauntingly pure wine with fine citrus and subtle chalky flavours together with an ethereal texture. Great with most seafood - my favourite match is pan-fried blue cod."
- Bob Campbell Master of Wine
Featured in Taste New Zealand magazine, November/December 2015
This delicious salmon recipe is more than just colourful - it's packed with flavour and best of all, pairs excellently with our Matua Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Albariño.
Created by award-winning chef Eugene Sokolovski, this dish is the perfect match for our cool-climate Albariño - enhancing and complimenting its lemon curd and honeydew characters.
View our Matua Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Albariño 2015 full tasting and winemaker notes.
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