When I decided to take the Rías Baixas workshop at the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference, I thought I better figure out how to pronounce it! Rías Baixas is located in the Galicia region of Spain, and it is known for the Albariño grape. Over 99% of wine produced in Rías Baixas is white, and accounts for 96% of all plantings. This area is coastal with mineral rich soil and a cooler climate. This area is often referred to as “Green Spain”.
What I found interesting in tasting these Albariños from the different sub regions of Rías Baixas is how you can find such variations within one type of grape. There was a range of crisp wines, to earthy wines, and softer peachy wines.
This clearly demonstrates to me how much influence the climate and terroir has on the final product. Let me know what you enjoy tasting!!