Vines arrived here with the Romans and have been a part of the landscape ever since. It contains five DO regions with Rias Baixas the most well known. Exposed to the Atlantic Ocean on two sides, this region is ideal for producing fresh, fruity and dry white wines which it's famed for. Deep river gorges, granite peaks towering away from the earth and remote coastal inlets make it beautiful add to its aura and romance.Read More
The five Galica DOs include Ribeiro, Riberia Sacra, Monterrei, Valdeorras and Rias Baixas.
White wines dominate these DOs, Albarino, Godello and Loureiro being the most planted. Rias Baixas best examples are crafted from 100% Albarino and often trained on pergolas. This grape produces aromatic and dry wines with peach characteristics. The main red variety is Mencia, medium to light bodied with pomegranate and cherry flavours.
The maritime climate is cool and wet with high sunlight exposure, which explains the lack of red grape varieties grown in the region. The soils vary from granite, slate and alluvial deposits.