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Val do Salnés

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

DO area (Spanish: Rías Bajas) in the province of Pontevedra in the south-west of the north-western Spanish region of Galicia on the Atlantic coast on the border with Portugal. The name means "lower bays" and is the designation for four narrow sea bays reaching deep into the land, which were formed from flooded valleys of the rivers Ría de Muros y Noia, Ría de Arousa, Ría de Pontevedra and Ría de Vigo. There are five subzones, in all of them dominated by the white grape variety Albariño(Alvarinho), which occupies 95% of the vineyards:

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

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