Galicia Wine

Located on the northwest corner of Spain, Galicia is just under Portugal, along the Atlantic Ocean. It shares a wet, humid climate with a chilly wind, similar to Ireland or Scotland, with corresponding green pastures. 

The most famous D.O. in the area is Rías Baixas, renown for white wines made from the Albariño grape. These wines are versatile pairing partners with many cuisines (especially seafood) and are refreshing and light, with citrus and tropical flavors and good acidity. 
 
This is also home to Ribeira Sacra more inland, which primarily produces wines from the Mencia grape. These tend to be lighter in style than Bierzos and can be served to great effect with a slight chill. Other grapes grown in the area are Godello, Treixadura and Albariño.
 
Even farther inland, with a much drier climate is D.O. Monterrei. This area is mostly known for dry whites made with Doña Blanca, Treixadura and Godello. Some reds are also produced from Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Galicia View all

  • Savagnin

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Godello

Subregions of Galicia

  • Rías Baixas

      This region lies along the Atlantic coastline in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain. ...

  • Monterrei

  • Ribeira Sacra

    Wines made from Mencia grape. The origins of the grape are not clear. While there seems to be a...

Popular Wineries in Galicia View all

  • Adega Valdés

    Adega Valdés is the reflection of the vocation and labour of the Valdés family, which has owned 2...

  • Bodegas Terras Gauda

    Both lie in a privileged landscape in the O Rosal valley, close to the mouth of the river Miño in...

  • Lagar de Costa

    Lagar de Costa is a family-owned winery, where the work and dedication of three generations, devo...

  • Bodegas Valdesil

    The dream of a visionary winegrower has come to fruition, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm...

  • sucesores de benito santos s.l.

    we are one of the oldest wineries in rias baixas. Benito santos fue uno de los founding fatehrs o...

  • Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes

    Wine is like people, in that the closer it comes t0 its roots, the closer it comes to its real id...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2002

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    Wine review by Caledebois


  • Val Do Sosego Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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    Wine review by Geniustd


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2005

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    Excellent value albarino, made in a more modern fruit-forward style. Grapefruit, apple, and peach aromas and flavors with lots of flowery notes. Not much mineral--mostly sweet juicy fruit. Read More

    Wine review by drdebs


  • Pazo Casanova Ribeiro Maxima 2005

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    Treixadura Light cream notes with nuts and smokey minerals on the nose. In the mouth it has a good acidity with some citrus, and a medium body. Creamy pineapple flavors on the finish. I hoped for more from this wine. 3/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Pazo Casanova Ribeiro 2005

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    85% Trexidura, 15% Albarino, Godello, and Loureira Light gold in color with a nose that is faint showing light citrus, and cream. In the mouth the wine is soft and creamy with steely flavors of pineapple, minerals, and harrelson apples. Very nice and overall a well balanced light acidity. 3.5/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Vitivinícola Do Ribeiro Treixadura Ribeiro Tostado de Costeira NV

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    Rich golden color. The nose shows amond, honey and caramel notes. Rich and sweet in the mouth with a high acidity that balances it well. Intense flavors of wood, almonds, and honey. Very interesting and fun to drink. 4/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Albariño de Fefiñanes III Año 2005

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    Light gold/green in color. Bright fruit, with light peach and lime notes. Just bottled and thus has a slight sparkle in the mouth and it needs a bit of time to calm down. Flavors of melon, lime, make this wine a fresh fun wine to drink. 3.5/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Bodegas Rafael Palacios Godello Valdeorras As Sortes 2004

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    Light gold in color. The nose is a mushroomy oak palate with nuances of pineapple overlaid. Medium acidity and creamy in the mouth. The body is medium to big with a creamy richness throughout. The palate has some of the pineapple of the nose with a creamy peach custard like flavor. Great wine from a grape unknown outside of Spain. 4/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Adegas Galegas S.l. Albariño Rías Baixas Don Pedro de Soutomaior Macerado En Neve Carbonica 2005

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    Very clear with a nose of citrus and flowers. Bone dry in the mouth with a high acidity. The palate reminds me of Harrelson apples I used to pick as a child in Minnesota, followed by citrus, and fresh peach flesh. Crisp and refreshing, really a fun wine. 4/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Adega Mondelo Ribeira Sacra Porvide Blanco 2004

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    Light golden in color. The nose is candy like with creamy fruit and daisey like floral notes. Overall very dry with a medium acidity that keeps it fresh. Primary flavors are of golden apple with some floral hints thrown in. Tasty though not really enough body to make it interesting. 2.5/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


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