Airén

  • Grape
  • air-ren

Spain’s most widely planted grape is primarily used for brandy, save for a few producers who have revitalized the drought-resistant old bush vines for winemaking.

Primary Flavors

  • Apple

  • Pineapple

  • Grapefruit

  • Banana

  • Rose

Taste Profile

  • Dry
  • Medium-Light Body
  • Low/None Tannin
  • Low Acidity
  • 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold
    45–55°F / 7–13°C
  • Glass TypeWhite
  • Decant No
  • Ageability1-3 years
  • Avg Price $10.00

Food Pairing

Because of it's bolder style and lower acidity, Airén is often blended with other grapes, including Viura, Verdejo or Sauvignon Blanc to make a more balanced wine.

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