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Val do Salnés

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

DO area (Spanish Rías Bajas) in the province of Pontevedra in the southwest of the northwestern Spanish region Galicia on the Atlantic coast on the border with Portugal, The name means "lower bays" and is the name of four narrow, deep inland bays that emerged from flooded valleys of the Ría de Muros y Noia, Ría de Arousa, Ría de Pontevedra and Ría de Vigo. There are five sub-zones, all dominated by the white grape Albariño ( Alvarinho ), which occupies 95% of the vineyards:

  • Condado do Tea (county of Tea): named after the River Tea (a tributary of the Miño), this gregarious area is the second largest with approximately 550 hectares of vineyards on granite and slate soils. It is located near the border with Portugal in the city of Ponteareas.
  • O Rosal: The area is located near the coast south of the city of Vigo. The terraced...

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