Monovarietal: 100% Albariño. Sub-region: Rias Baixas Val do Salnés
General characteristics: “Albariño” monovarietal wines are straw yellow in color, with golden and green iridescence. The nose contains floral and both fine and prominent fruit aromas, which pleasantly stand out, medium intensity and a powerful medium to long length. Fresh and soft on the palate, with just the right amount of body and alcohol, balanced acidity, harmonious and richly nuanced. Its finish is pleasant, elegant and full.
The D.O. Rías Baixas extends throughout a group of areas in Galicia, which have a common set of physical conditions that identify and produce the characteristics of its wine. It consists of lowlands, with an altitude generally below 300 meters. Being next to the sea and associated with the lower reaches of the rivers determines the region’s climatic characteristics. It’s heavily influenced by Atlantic with mild temperatures, and abundant and evenly spread rainfall, which diminishes during the summer months. The most widely spread varietal of the D.O. Rías Baixas is the Albariño.
The Southwest region of the province of Pontevedra includes five separate sub-regions: Val do Salnés, O Rosal, Condado de Tea, Soutomaior and Ribeira do Ulla. Val do Salnés: The historic sub-region of the Albariño grape (in fact, this is where almost every monovarietal white wine made from this grape is produced). Out of the five sub-regions, it contains the flattest lands.