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O Rosal

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

DO area (Rías Bajas in Spanish) in the province of Pontevedra in the southwest of the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia on the Atlantic coast bordering Portugal. The name means "lower bays" and is the designation for 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 grape variety Albariño (Alvarinho), which occupies 95% of the vineyards:

  • Condado do Tea (County of Tea): named after the Tea River (a tributary of the Miño), this is the second largest, with around 550 hectares of vines 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...

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