Rias Baixas

RIAS BAIXAS

The spectacular success of Rias Baixas' fragrant, fruity white wines within a decade of winning DO status in 1988 has given Galician winemaking a new spirit of optimism. Located in the northwestern corner of Spain, the Denomination of Origin “Rias Baixas” is made up of 5 very different geographical sub-zones. Although each of the sub-zones has its own peculiarities, they all have important factors in common, such as variety and similarity of soils. Twelve native varieties are permitted in the DO, but one grape -the native Albariño- represents 90% of the vineyard.