The region of RIAS BAIXAS is full of green valleys and large areas of coastline bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

The main grape is the Albariño and they are normally  planted in shallow sandy, slightly acidic  soils and are trained up granite posts, elevating the grapes to help them ripen more easily.

The wines  from this region are synonymous of excellent quality, huge personality with a very defined character. All wines are easy-drinking with a distintive pale straw colour, with a whole range of subtle flavours, floral and fruity aromas (lychees, peaches, apricot, fresh hay…)  with an lengthy finish.

In the southwestern area of the province of Pontevedra, encompasses five distinct divisions: Val do Salnés, O Rosal, County Tea, Soutomaior and Ribeira do Ulla.

THE WINERY

Located in the astonishing slopes of Val Do Salnés, at D.O.Rias Baixas´s heart.

The vines from where Pazo de Villarei was born, are the heirs of a tradition that the Celts began 20 centuries  in the region. The vines are less than 20 years old, and divided in various plots located between the estuaries of Arosa and Pontevedra, on the banks or the River Umia, in order to maximize the maturation. The vineyards are located at altitudes between 100 and 300 m above sea level.

Temperatures are mild all year-round, particularly in summer. This allows the grapes to ripen slowly, thus maintaining all the aromas of the varieties to produce fresh and fruity wines. Wines are of pale yellow colour , delicious and full of nuances.

Grape variety : Albariño