Rías Baixas makes some of the world’s most elegant white wines. The wine region occupies a lush green corridor of northwest Spain on the cool, Atlantic coast, an area known as Galicia. Ample rainfall makes it tough to ripen reds but suits the white Albariño grape to perfection. Local growers have mastered the art of growing their superstar varietal— the wines are crisp, light, and fresh, with hints of sea spray and minerality that pair beautifully with the seafood dishes of the region. A true people pleaser of a wine, Albariño is complex, aromatic, and tasty, a perfect fit for the Bay Area food scene.
San Francisco is all about local and coastal like Rías Baixas, and it’s no surprise that our many talented somms get creative pairing Albariño. Head over to A16 this month to try a line-up of Albariño from Rías Baixas with your favorite coal-fired pizzas, antipasti and more. Click here to learn more.
Here’s what A16 is pouring:
Paco & Lola
100% Albariño. Look for the wine’s signature bold polka dots and charming fruit-forward flavors to match. Founded in 2005 with the slogan “exceptional wine for exceptional people,” Paco & Lola farms 500 acres of vineyards parceled out over 1,900 small family holdings.
Burgans is proud to represent Galician culture at its finest, a true standard-bearer for Albariño worldwide. Bright acidity and luscious citrus fruits carry the palate on this incredibly food-friendly wine. Try it with antipasti then carry it through to the signature chicken polpette and pork chop on A16’s secondi menu.
Not your everyday Albariño, As Laxas goes beyond the norm to make wines with loads of personality that comes naturally. 100% Albariño sourced from the warm Miño River Valley in Rías Baixas, the wines are ripe and delicious, bursting with tropical fruit notes and balanced acidity.
Love Rías Baixas Albariño? Check out A16 to book your table!