Rías Baixas

The Designation of Origin Rias Baixas is a small wine-growing area located in the northwest of Spain, in the region of Galicia. Although in the Rias Baixas there is a deep winemaking tradition, inherited generation after generation, it is from the year 1988, with the constitution of its Regulatory Council, when the wine sector acquires a fundamental weight in the development of the economy. of this territory. One of the determining factors is the bet by the autochthonous varieties, in particular the albariño. These are resistant to the adverse climate of this territory that give a genuine quality and origin to wines of a marked Atlantic character.

Conditioned by Galicia’s own smallholdings, this Designation of Origin currently has an area of 4,061 hectares, spread over more than 21,825 plots. The wise and expert hands of the more than 5,550 winegrowers in this area opted for traditional viticulture. Most vineyards are cultivated in the form of vines, this unique driving system conditions that the tasks of pruning and harvesting must be done by hand.
The Rias Baixas Designation of Origin is located especially in the province of Pontevedra and a small part in that of A Coruña. It is also divided into five subzones Val do Salnés, O Rosal, Ribeira do Ulla, Comtat do Tea and Soutomaior.

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