The wine region of Galicia in Spain is divided into five sub-regions or DO’s: Rías Baixas, Ribeiro, Valdeorras, Ribeira Sacra and Monterrei. Bodegas Gerardo Mendez is located in Rías Baixas, where the wines are made with 100% Albariño.
The cultivation of the indigenous varieties shows an example of the varietal richness capable of making unique the wines of the five subzones (Condado do Tea, O Rosal, O Salnés, Ribeira do Ulla and Soutomaior) that make up the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin. the Regulatory Council recognizes the following varieties as the most produced in this zone:
For white grape varieties, we find the Albariño, the Loureira blanca or Marqués, Treixadura. Let’s not forget about the Caiño blanco, Torrontés and Godello grapes. On the other hand, for red varieties we can find varieties such as the Caiño tinto, Castañal, Espadeiro, Loureira tinta, Sousón, Mencía, Brancellao and Pedral.

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