Rías Baixas wine region
This north western corner of Galicia is the Spanish home to vibrant and refreshing white wines, commonly produced from the grape variety Albariño.
It’s a green and scenic region, with a dramatic coastline and masses of forest land. Due to its proximity to the ocean, the vines need to protect themselves from the frequent sea mists, and so are trained high up on pergolas. Albariño is especially suited to this region because of its thick skin, which makes it is more resistant to the rot that could develop from being too damp.
Rías Baixas has five sub regions, of which Val do Salnés is considered the most important for quality. This is the second most northerly of the sub-regions and with a large proportion of coastline bringing coolness to Val do Salnés’ vineyards.
Sub-regions Rosal and Condado do Tea are the two most southerly ones and border Portugal, the varieties Loureiro and Treixadura are permitted in these wines, as well as Albariño.
Decanting Club wines from: Rías Baixas
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