Not everyone knows of the Albariño grape and Galicia’s Rias Baixas. It’s always been there, but only recently have UK consumers sat up and taken serious notice. One also finds Albariño – considered the most elegant of Spain’s white varieties - just over the border into Portugal in its Vinho Verde, but the Rias Baixas wines, we would say, are altogether more classy and less “summer holiday”. What we love most of all is that Rias Baixas is a fabulous and serious all-rounder: you get the refreshment and crisp, fruity hit of a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio, yet with all the body and complexity of a quality Chardonnay or Viognier. Food-wise, it’ll consequently go with many, many things: fishes, meats, soups, cheeses. This is a quality Rias at a great price and not to be missed.