The Denomination of Origin “Rías Baixas” had its inception in 1980, but it was not until 1984 when the Regulation for the Specific Denomination Albariño and its Regulating Council was approved.

Rías Baixas is one of the five wine denominations of origin that exist in Galicia. The Denomination of Origin “Rías Baixas” covers a series of areas in Galicia that share certain physical conditions. They are low lands, usually at a height that does not surpass 300m, near the sea and close to the lower stretches of rivers. Currently the Denomination includes five sub-zones: Val do Salnés, Condado do Tea, O Rosal, Soutomaior and Ribera do Ulla.

The Denomination of Origin “Rías Baixas” white wines are dry, with pungent bouquets, floral and intensely fruity, with a very fine and lasting aftertaste. The single varietal wines such as Albariño are straw yellow, shiny, with iridescent gold and green hues. In the nose they present floral and fine and distinguished fruity bouquets as well as a medium-long duration. To the mouth they are fresh and mild, with balanced acidity, harmonious and with a wide range of hues. Its aftertaste is pleasant, elegant and full.

The Rosal and Condado do Tea type of wines are characterised including the grape varieties “Loureira” and “Treixadura”, respectively, in their composition. They are wines with an intense bouquet and slight acidity, full in the mouth, pleasant and attractive.

The Albariño grape is its most successful single varietal production. The production is of low alcohol content, white and without ageing, and it is exported to markets such as Germany, United States, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Japan and Sweden, as well as to the rest of Spain.