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

  • Merlot

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

  • Savagnin

  • Godello

    The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

Subregions of Galicia

  • Rías Baixas

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

  • Valdeorras

    “Valley of Gold” is the literal translation for Valdeorras, located inland in Northwest Spain. ...

  • Monterrei

  • Ribeira Sacra

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

  • Ribeiro

Popular Wineries in Galicia View all

  • Bodegas Viña Mein

    Our modern and functional winery is built on a human scale. This is one of the simple secrets tha...

  • Lagar de Costa

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

  • Bodegas Castro Martin

    A small family owned and managed wine cellar making top quality albariño wines that are now so...

  • Adegas Valmiñor

    Adegas Valmiñor is located in the Valley O Rosal within the guarantee of origin. A mild climate ...

  • Agro De Bazán

    A very strict and avant-garde wine-production process, added to the special care and effort ma...

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

    The Condes de Albarei winery makes high quality wines only with the Albarino grape. This is an ar...

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Señorio de Rubios Robalino Albariño 2015

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    Nicely tropical on the nose with some pineapple and nectarine notes alongside more cool notes of green apple and lemon. This has incredible zestiness on the palate with sharp acidity and fruit notes of fresh green apple, pear and green melon, stony minerality and a chalky earthiness towards the finish that touches lightly on cream towards the fi... Read More

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  • Rectoral Do Umia Viñabade Albariño 2014

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    Simple and bright fresh lemon and green apple aromas on the nose. This is emollient in the mouth with soft fleshy fruit notes of melon and papaya, a bit of creaminess coming through on the mi2015d palate amidst the green apple and lemon notes, and finishing a bit grassy and waxy with good length. Read More

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  • Terras Gauda O Rosal 2014

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    Floral notes of honeysuckle and nice fruit notes of peach and lemon. Tart and lemony on the palate with a good soft acidity throughout and hints of green apple and herb towards the finish which is quite tart. Read More

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  • La Val Albarino 2014

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    Simple and refreshing notes of herbed lemon and green apple on the nose. This is a touch creamy with aged cheese on the palate but there's a lot of freshness here with more green apple and lemon/lime and some minerality on the finish.La Val 2014 is a selection of the best grapes in the estate's three vineyards, in the Condado de Tea sub-region. ... Read More

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  • Fillaboa Albariño 2014

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    Delicate salinity and notes of melon and green apple on the nose and some soft floral hints. Powerful immediately on entry with driving acidity and good crisp minerality but there's a lot of floral character here with white blossom and sunflower notes amidst peach and lemon, finishing creamy and warm. Read More

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  • Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2013

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    Binny's 3/2016. A little pricey w/o getting the extra taste treat one would expect for the extra 50% in cost of most Albarinos. It was, however, a good companion to a lovely grilled steel head trout in a tasty Nicoise salad. June 2017 alfresco deck dinner. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Paco and Lola Albarino 2011

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    Nice alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, passion fruit and works well with Thai. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Ferrum Rias Baixas Spain Albarino 2013

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    not a bad "original" wine. very mild, slightly dry, hint of sweet and pleasant and kind to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Terras Gauda 2014

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    Intriguingly nutty bouquet of almond and maraschino cherry with more classic white wine notes of lemon meringue and green apple. Palate is lightly spiced and quite velvety with green apple and pear notes, tart acidity and excellent balance, with a finish of toast and butter covered in lemon zest. Beautiful wine.91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vina Somoza Godello Sobre Lias 2013

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    Medium light notes of oregano, melon and lemon brushes the nose with a hint of more spice and minerality in the glass. Chalky green apple and lemon notes in the mouth with a hint of something green showing through and a touch of phenolics as well, this turns steely on the midpalate and nestles down with some butter towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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