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DO area for red and white wines in the northwest of the Spanish province of Ourense in (Galicia) near the Portuguese border. The name means "shore country". To the north is Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous Christian pilgrimage sites, where the tomb of the Apostle James is said to be located. From several starting points in Europe, it is the final destination of several pilgrimage routes; at its peak in the Middle Ages, there were up to two million pilgrims a year. As early as the 16th century, wines were exported from here to Italy and England under the name Ribadavia (the main town). These were mainly tostadillos (sweet wines). Even then, the technique of sulphurisation was used.

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