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:
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