NEW YORK, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With July 4th on the horizon, now is the time to plan an exceptional summer. Whether the destination is a local beach, park or further afield, Albariño is the perfect summertime companion. One sip of this vibrant, flavorful crisp white wine will transport you to the vineyards of Rías Baixas, Spain – no passport required.
Home of Albariño, Rías Baixas is located in the lush coastal region of Galicia, known as "Green Spain," where cool ocean breezes flow through sun-kissed vineyards. With its maritime climate and granite soil, Albariño grapes produce a wine that is the epitome of summer: citrus, apple, and melon flavors combined with a zesty minerality.
Rías Baixas is also home to white sandy beaches and fishing villages. The region is a seafood lover's paradise. Local specialties such as mussels, scallops, oysters, and even gooseneck barnacles, a delicacy culled from steep coastal cliffs, pair perfectly with Albariño. If your taste buds don't lean towards the piscatorial, Albariño wines are cool complements to spicy cuisines like Thai, Indian or Mexican. A glass of Albariño is also the perfect summertime aperitif to enjoy al fresco or in the air conditioning.
Brighter, lighter wines like Albariño are just the refreshment to reinvigorate the senses when the temperature soars. From picnics in the park to backyard barbeques, keep cool during the dog days of summer with Spain's finest white wine – Albariño from Rías Baixas.
For more information about Albariño wines or the Rías Baixas region, visit www.AlbarinoExplorersClub.com. Media inquiries, including wine sample requests, please contact Beth Cotenoff at [email protected] or 212-605-0370.
About Rías Baixas Albariño:
Formed in 1988, the Rías Baixas DO is the leading Denomination of Origin in the Galician region of northwestern Spain. The DO owes much of its acclaim to the white Albariño grape, elevated by many in Spain to cult status, a trend that has spread to US shores. www.riasbaixaswines.com.
Contact: Beth Cotenoff
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