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...

  • Godello

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Agro De Bazán

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

  • Adega Valdés

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

  • Pazo Pondal

    A perfect expression of the most character-full and classy, Spanish white wines, it flaunts its y...

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

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

  • Adegas Valmiñor

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

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Galicia on Snooth

  • Gomariz Viño de Encostas de Xistos 2007

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    Wine rated with 5 (in 5) Your note: In the beginning, I have to admit that I couldn't smell anything. The wine was so reserved that I was searching to pick out a single note, but as the temperature rose, subtle peach, honey, white floral and cream notes surfaced. In the mouth, the wine shows a creamy texture along the entire palate, but comes al... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz


  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita 2007

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    First words that come to mind with this wine: crisp, fresh, alive, zesty and fun. Simple citrus, mineral and raw almond notes on the nose with a touch of fresh herbs hovering over the glass. In the mouth, the wine is ....oh yes...Zesty! Fabulous mineral flavors highlighted by this racy acidity and a light body that ends in tingly long citrus fin... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz


  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seccionada 2006

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    This wine shows a great funky nose, filled with earthy notes of fresh mushrooms and banana layered with a light floral scent. In the mouth, the wine shows soft, delicate acidity that only peaks right near the end of the sip right near the back corners of my palate. If you have a lemon drop candy, that exact same sour indicator in the mouth is wh... Read More

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz


  • Coto de Gomariz Colleita Seccionada 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by gabriellaopaz


  • Paco & Lola Albarino 2007

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    Killer albarino with citrus and a bone dry wash. Great with antipasto and/or fish. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • Ventura D Vina Do Burato Ribeira Sacra Red 2007

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    Opening with spicy , sappy red berry fruits and a flourish of sweet herbal tones this if fresh and bright smelling. Gentle though grippy tannins and juicy acids combine for an easy but not soft mouthfeel that highlights the minerally, almost salty red fruits of this crisp, crunchy,fresh wine. Guzzle it up! 91pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • A Coroa Godello Valdeorras 2006

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    Tangy, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not unpleasant. The flavor is difficult to pin down: it's not particularly fruity, but has enough acid to make it satisfying. The mouthfeel is a little glycerine, and the finish long. Read More

    Wine review by Jack Lynch


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by DrugCoder


  • Nessa Albarino 2007

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    good, not outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by nycsrd


  • Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns 2007

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    Stock wine in my house. Great value and versatile! Read More

    Wine review by nycsrd


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