The cool region of Rías Baixas in Spain’s north west corner is home to these energetic, versatile wines. With lightly aromatic notes of peach and salty freshness, this Albariño is an excellent match with fish dishes. The palate is zingy, with the arresting freshness of juiced limes.
Rías Baixas is the most important wine region in Galicia, north-west Spain, producing some of Spain's most sought-after dry white wines. There are 5 subzones, which all share the samegranite-based subsoils and relatively cool, damp, maritime climate. The albariño grape rules here and produces a fragrant, intensely fruity, dry white wine with a natural minimum alcohol often above 12 per cent. This can often be blended with caiño blanco, as well as treixadura, and loureira. The purest albariño wines come from Val do Salnés zone. Red wine can also be made from mencía, espadeiro, and caiño tinto but these are relatively unimportant.