Rías Baixas

This wine region, located in the autonomous region of Galicia, was established as D.O. (“Denominación de Origen“) in 1988 and has since produced some of the most commanded white wines in Spain from the autoctonous Albariño grape variety.  This region is located very close to the Atlantic Ocean (actually some vines are planted metres away from the sea) and this, together with the humid Atlantic climate influence, marks on the way wines are elaborated and how they taste. For instance, the traditional way to plant vines is through stone pergolas that keep vine leafs and bunches at a certain height (almost 2 metres) from the humid ground, thus allowing for good aireation and sun exposure that grapes need to ripen while at the same time preventing from pests and fungus.

In this region the Albariño grape is the King and the Queen. Almost 90% of the planted area is of this high-quality white grape variety, which delivers crisp and refreshing wines with low alcohol levels which pair very well with delicious regional cuisine based on fresh seafood.

Rias Baixas consists of five sub-zones: Condado do Tea on the River Tea (a tributary of the River Miño) where wines must consist of a minimum 70% Albariño, and Treixadura; Ribeira do Ulla where most red wines originate, O Rosal on the southern part, where the microclimate is warmer and where wines must contain a minimum 70% Albariño and Louriera, Soutomaior in hillier areas and Val do Salnés, that covers the largest area and is centred around the historic town of Cambados with many vineyards located at sea-level. Soils in this region are mainly granite and sandy with Quaternary deposits, predominantly shallow and acidic.



Wines from this Region

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Tabla de Sumar Albarino Rias Baixas de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Tabla de Sumar Albariño Rías Baixas 2015

Region Rías Baixas

Producer Tricó

Variety Albariño

Type White

£13.29

inc VAT
Trico Albarino Rias Baixas de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Tricó Albariño Rías Baixas 2013

Region Rías Baixas

Producer Tricó

Variety Albariño

Type White

£15.79

inc VAT
Ria de Arosa Albarino Rias Baixas de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Ría de Arosa Albariño Rías Baixas 2015

Region Rías Baixas

Producer Tomada de Castro

Variety Albariño

Type White

£10.29

inc VAT