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DO area in the province of Ourense in the northwestern Spanish region Galicia on the border to Portugal, It includes the municipalities of Castrelo do Val, Monterrei, Oimbra and Verín. There are the two sub-areas Val de Monterrei (rather flat terrain) and Ladeira de Monterrei (slopes). The DO area closes to the east Rias Baixas on. The vineyards cover around 650 hectares of vineyards on heavy, clayey soils, especially on both sides of the Támega and its tributaries. The climate with Atlantic and continental influences is characterized by hot, dry summers with little rainfall and mild winters. 60% white wine varieties are grown; the most important are Doña Blanca ( Síria ) Godello. Monstruosa. Palomino, Treixadura ( Trajadura ) and Verdello ( Godello ). The main red wine varieties are Mencia, Tinto Fino ( Tempranillo ) and Bastardo or María Ordoña ( Trousseau Noir ). A well-known producer is Benito Santos,

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