Rías Baixas is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located in the province of Pontevedra and the south of the province of Corunna in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. It is renowned for its white wines made from the Albariño grape variety. Its headquarters is located in the city of Pontevedra.
The Albariño grape variety is indigenous to northwestern Spain, which is known for its lushness relative to Spain’s hot, dry, central region. The cool, damp climate is ideal for making bright and zesty white wines.
Albariño is the signature grape of Spain’s Rías Baixas wine region. Within this area, Albariño wines produced closer to the ocean and its cooling influence are lean, with citrus and green apple flavors; those made in protected areas further inland can be richer, with notes of melon and stone fruits.