Galicia, the area of Spain, is unlike any other neighborhood that is Spanish. The freezing northern Atlantic brings a excellent deal of moisture to the area. It is green as could be, although galicia can be soggy. The very finest wines of Galicia come in the fertile lands surrounding the Miño River that make wine production potential.
Almuiña 2010 Albariño
Valtea 2010 Albariño from Pontevedra
Varieties of grapes- that the Albariño, Godello, Loureiro, and Treixadura are merely a few of the varieties found here. Red wine would be to La Rioja as white wine would be to Galicia. White wine is everywhere- in every respectable, and even at restaurants, supermarkets, bodegas Galician’s refrigerator. The whites pair up using the several kinds of seafood available across Galicia. The Five most Frequent Regions of Galician wine production are: Ribeira Sacra Monterrei, Rias Baixas, Ribeiro, and Valdeorras.
Abadia de San Campio 2010 Albariño from Rias Baixas
And I have sure gotten to understand Galician grapes pretty nicely. I Need to talk to you a few of my favourite finest white wines of Galicia in this post:
Paco & Lola 2010 Albariño fro Rias Baixas
I had this wine in O Pescador Restaurant at Vigo.
A fruity wine in Spain for a day.
Memoria de Ventura 2010 Godello from Valdeorras
Good wine to match with heavy foods such as meats and starches. I tried this wine.
Had this one in Restaurant Banasteria at Pontevedra and also in Don Gaiferos Restaurant at Santiago de Compostela.
If you’re not cautious, this wine is fruity, but can creep upon you. Goes very nicely with fish and meat.
Were talented this wine in El Gourmet Aljan at the small city of Ribeiro from Chef Anttonio Aljan, owner and head chef. This is a wonderful wine, full of fruity notes. Very refreshing and elegant.
Even the Godello grape is smaller and generates a dryer sour wine. I attempted this one a standard Galician restaurant situated along the marine promenade from the city of La Coruña, in Aguamar.
I cannot wait to keep sampling the wines of Galicia. Before experiencing most of the flavors which the Galician whites have to offer I had been a wine guy. I’ve noticed that nearly every home with a yard has planted, even driving along country roads. Wine is threaded tightly into Spanish culture and it’s a tradition that thankfully does not have any ending in sight. Wine tourism is one that you should definitely take advantage of and one of Spain’s benefits.
Which are your favorite white wines of Galicia? Leave us a comment below!
I would love to give a special thanks for Turgalicia for their support in making this trip possible.