Rías Baixas Wine

 

This region lies along the Atlantic coastline in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain. The ocean brings a cool microclimate with lots of wet weather, yielding lush, green fields. 
 
It is known for producing Albariño, which is a dry, refreshing white wine with citrus and white stone fruit flavors, with a long, delightful floral finish. Some of these wines also have a light effervescence. The flavors are very versatile and can be paired with many Asian cuisines including sushi, as well as plenty of seafood and shellfish preparations, can take on a pesto, plus soups such as white gazpacho, cauliflower and even butternut squash. 
 
Rías Baixas is divided into five subzones:
 
*Val do Salnes: the coolest area just touching the coastline. Known for producing some of the best wines of the region on gradual slopes and valley floors of the Umia river.
*Condado do Tea: the area farthest from the Atlantic with higher temperatures, producing quality Read more »

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  • Albariño

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

  • Pedro Ximénez

    Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Godello

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

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  • Bodegas Castro Martin

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Adega Condes de Albarei

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

  • Pazo Pondal

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

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  • MJ - Congratulations on your 27th wedding anniversary.  We just celebrated ... Albarino (Don Olegario from Rias Baixas) for my shrimp.  We were too full for dessert, but I did manage to choke down a nice bourbon, the Four Roses Single Barrel.&nbs Read More

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  • Vina Zaco Albarino Rías Baixas 2015

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    Frosted lemon, mineral salinity and hints of white peach on the nose with a whiff of sea breeze. Tart, rich and refreshing on the palate, this brings zesty grapefruit, lemon and melon fruit flavors alongside a bite of acidity, finishing with citrus zest and creamy melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rias Baixas Do Sketch 2011

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  • Do Ferreiro Albariño 2013

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  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9.50 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.com ... is related to petit mansang. Rias Baixas consists of two provinces of Galicia which got DOC status in 1988. My bottle was made by Bodegas Martin Codax and their Marieta cuvee is advertised as the first semi-dry Albarino.I started my bottle last night with my supp... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Albariño Marieta Rias Baixas 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2014

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    She said it was just fine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino 2013

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    Quite lovely. Golden in the Glass. Loads of Herbs, Minerals, and Stone Fruit. High level of Acidity, but with a surprising roundness, even oilyness, in the mouth. There seems to be a bit of oak which provides a long, smooth finish. Bits of Orange Rind as it opens up.One of the better Albarinos I have had. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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