Albariño has become a recent success story, perhaps a welcome new wine for all the tired Sauvignon Blanc drinkers who are looking for something new to try.
Albariño is aromatic. Yet, when well made, it has lovely distinctive peachy, floral, saline characteristics. There's a delicious refreshing saltiness to it and it matches beautifully with grilled seafood.
The grape is unique in that it knows no borders. It's native home is the stretch of Iberian land from Northern Portugal into Coastal Galicia where it makes 'Vinho Verde' in Portugal and 'Rias Baixas' Spanish wines. If you go to that part of the world, good Albariño (or Alvarinho in Portugal), is widely celebrated.