Iria Otero Sacabeira Albariño 2021

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When you taste this wine, you’ll discover what real Albariño tastes like. Galicia is a high, hot and humid region, right by the sea, and you should be able to taste these influences in its wines.

Iria sources from 3 special plots which all bring something unique to the blend - one vineyard by the sea, another by a eucalyptus forest, and a third on a valley floor. You can really taste the influence of the sea… it has a gentle salinity which is quite moreish and unbelievably delicious. 

Iria names all of her wines after animals who have bad reps (and unfairly so). The Sacabeira here is a local salamander which has poisonous skin to ward off predators, but if you see it in your vineyard, you know it's healthy and free of chemicals and pollution. They’re in Iria’s vineyards but sadly you see less and less of them as Galicia gets more built up.

Iria describes her wine as a more traditional style of Albariño - the ultimate compliment for her is when an old person tastes the wine and tells her it reminds them of the wine their grandfather used to make.

This is real, authentic Albariño that's just hard to find outside of Spain.

Wine type White
Grape(s) Albariño
Country Spain
Region of origin Galicia
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 13%
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 35
Average altitude of vines (m) 10m
Soil type(s) Granite and sand
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 5 years
Ideal drinking window 2023 - 2028

Iria is from Galicia in northwest Spain and will be your official source of Albariño at WineSpark.

Iria trained as a pharmacist and spent time in London before returning home to become a winemaker. During her studies she met my good friend Carlos Rodriguez, and 20 years later Carlos recommended I speak to her.

Read more about Iria.

It’s got to be seafood - clams, octopus, scallops, mussels - all insanely amazing with this wine.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Kieran O'Rourke (Dublin)
Disappointing Albarino.

At home

Hi Kieran, I'm sorry that this wine wasn't to your taste. I've sent you a refund now for it. Feel free to open another one in case it was a bad bottle, or if you'd like to return the other bottles from your order, drop me an email at and we can arrange it. Cheers, Eamon

SD (Limerick)
Complex and refreshing

Exhibits both sweet and salty characteristics, with a refreshing mineral undertone. A textbook Albariño.

John @ Cork (Dublin)
A cracking Albarino

Had it today with some “rustic” prawns pan fried fresh off a trawler yesterday in Schull. It was a perfect match, and tasted of “wine”, not some industrial standardised “juice”. I will be going back for more. A little mild fizz on the tongue, and very authentic Albarino, Galician taste.

paul farrelly (Dublin)
Crisp Citrus Albarino

Very dry. Lots of Citrus coming through. Quite Tart. However enjoyed it with Steamed Sea Bass.

BC (Letterkenny)
Great Albarino, very happy with this

You said this would be real Albarino and indeed it is - fantastic vino, very high quality, exhibiting the mineral quality Albarino from Rais Baixas should display.

Siobhan (Leeds)

Perfect with prawn cocktail on Christmas Day

Diarmuid Cunningham (Cork)
Loved it.

With a chicken curry.

Michael (Lisburn)
not as keen on this

normally like Albarino - not sure why I didn't in this case

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