Tradition narrates that the farming of the vine en the Rías Baixas is due to the monks of the Cistercian monastery of Armenteira (Meis), although science reveals that viticulture already existed much before the monks arrived and that the varieties like Albariño are originally from this area.

Ruta do Viño Rías Baixas
Paseo da Calzada s/n Centro Comarcal do Salnés
36630 Cambados (Pontevedra)
Tel: 986 091 088 / 687 523 230
Fax: 986 090 335
www.rutadelvinoriasbaixas.com
info@rutadelvinoriasbaixas.com

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These territories have in common a rich wine heritage that give wines with and excellent quality, but at the same time each one offers different personalities which are reflected in different landscapes and very many art and historical resources.

Production, history, varieties

Nowadays the Rías Baixas have the greatest Galician Designation of Origin, not only because of the number of wineries but also because of the extention of the vineyards, which are found along 33 municipalities of the western half of Galicia. As so, the Designation of Origin Rías Baixas is formed by 5 subareas (O Rosal, Condado de Tea, Soutomaior, Val do Salnés e Ribeira do Ulla) that form part of a discontinuous territory that from the south limit of the province of Pontevedra, goes along splashing with vineyards the Atlantic coast of Galicia till it reaches the southern part of the province of A Coruña.

The wines of the D.O. Rías Baixas are characterized by being produced with native grapes, mainly white, having as the main character the Albariño variety that monopolizes approximately the 95% of the production. Other preferent varieties are white Loureira, Marqués, white Caiño and Treixadura, for white wines and red Caiño, Espadeiro, red Loureiro and Sousón if talking about red wines.

The unique personality of its varieties and wines are the results of the peculiarities of the territory, climate, its people and culture. A land full of shades that you can discover touring the Ruta do Viño Rías Baixas, one of the first Rutas del Vino of Spain.

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