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Rias Baixas | Rias Baixas Wine | Albariño Wine

Not all wine in Spain is red! This region located in Galicia is producing some fragrant, crisp and fruity wines from the local Albarino grape, perfect for seafood. Rias Baixas was classified as a DO in 1988 and has grown rapidly within the last couple of years. Wines from this region have tripled in volume exported in the last 5 years and continues to grow. Many of us are used to drinking Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, as they are the (2) most popular white wine grapes used around the world, try an Albarino wine from Rias Baixas, and you will wonder why you never drank it before. Top 3 wineries in this region are: Bodegas As-Laxas, Bodegas Martin Codax and Pazo San Mauro.

 

 


KEY INFORMATION ABOUT RIAS BAIXAS

  • Official Denominación de Origen Year: 1988
  • Acres Under Vine: 6,670
  • Soil: Slate, Granite, Quartz  
  • Vineyard Elevation: 330 to 920 Feet
  • Major Grapes (Red): Caiño Tinto, Mencía
  • Major Grapes (White): Albariño, Albillo Mayor, Godello
  • Estimated Wineries: 175


WEATHER IN RIAS BAIXAS

 

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SELECTION OF RIAS BAIXAS WINES



La Cana Albarino
Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Varietal: 100% Albariño
Usually Scores: 90-91
Price: $17

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Martin Codax Albarino
Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Varietal: 100% Albariño
Usually Scores: 87-92
Price: $17

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Morgadio, Legado del Conde
Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Varietal: 100% Albariño
Usually Scores: 87-92
Price: $16

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