is the largest appellation in the region of Galicia, in northwestern Spain. The Denominación de Origen (DO) was granted in 1988, although the official identification of the terroir dates back to 1980 when the DO related specifically to the Albariño, the typical grape variety of the Rias Baixas
vineyards. However, when it joined the European Union in 1986, Spain had to change the designation, as European legislation does not recognize protected appellations for grape varieties.
The Rias Baixas DO is located in a geographical area of lush vegetation, rich soil and deep inlets of Atlantic waters. The climate is of course oceanic, fresh and humid, but it is nuanced by micro-climates.
The aforementioned Albariño makes up 90% of the Rias Baixas DO grape production. The Rias Baixas appellation white wines are dry with lively, intense, floral and fruity aromas, and a very fine, long aftertaste. The outstanding characteristics of the Rias Baixas wines can best be appreciated in the wines from Domaine Pazo de Galegos and Bodegas Pazo de Señorans.
More informations on the website of the wines of Rias Baixas