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O Rosal

Sub-area in the Spanish DO area Rías Baixas; see there.

DO area (span.Rías Bajas) in the province of Pontevedra in the southwest of the region of Galicia(Spain) on the Atlantic coast bordering Portugal. The name means "lower bays" and refers to four narrow sea bays reaching deep into the land, formed from flooded valleys of the Ría de Muros y Noia, Ría de Arousa, Ría de Pontevedra and Ría de Vigo rivers. There are five subzones, all dominated by the white Albariño (Alvarinho), which occupies 95% of the vineyards:

  • Condado do Tea (County of Tea): named after the Tea (tributary of the Miño), this mountainous area is the second largest, with around 550 hectares on granite and slate soils. It is located near the border with Portugal at the town of Ponteareas.
  • O Rosal: This area is located near the coast, south of the city of Vigo. The terraced vineyards...

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