Sacabeira Albarino 2019

Traditional Price €30
WineSpark Price €17.29
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When you taste this wine, you’ll realise what real Albarino 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.

Type (e.g. red, white) WHITE
Grape(s) (incl. %s) ALBARIÑO (100%)
Country SPAIN
Region of origin GALICIA
Appellation (if applicable) D.O. RIAS BAIXAS
Grade/classification (e.g. IGT, DOC etc.) DOC
Vintage 2019
Alcohol % 13%
Pressure (bar) (if sparkling)
Oak? NO
Months in Oak
Type of Oak
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) NO
Vineyard Name(s) CASTRELO, SOUTO, A IGREXA
Average age of vines 36
Average altitude of vines (m) 20
Soil type(s) GRANIT, SAND AND SCHIST
Bottled or Bulk? BOTTLED
Closure Type NATURAL CORCK
Bottles produced of this vintage 3,678
Is this wine organic? NO
Biodynamic? NO
Sustainably produced? YES
Suitable for vegans? YES
Ageing potential (years) 5
Ideal drinking window (e.g. 2022-2030) 2021-2027
What would be your ideal local meal with this wine? Be descriptive - source of meat/fish, sides etc! FISH, SEA FOOD, ASIATIC, RICE, LIGHT MEAT

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 X 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

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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.

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Siobhan (Leeds)
Refreshing!

Perfect with prawn cocktail on Christmas Day

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Diarmuid Cunningham (Cork)
Loved it.

With a chicken curry.

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Michael (Lisburn)
not as keen on this

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

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